Tohoku proportional representation block
The Tōhoku proportional representation block (比例[代表]東北ブロック, Hirei [daihyō] Tōhoku burokku) is one of eleven proportional representation (PR) blocks for the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It consists of Tōhoku region, namely the prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima. Following the introduction of proportional voting it elected 16 representatives in 1996. Since 2000, the Tōhoku PR block elects 14 Representatives.
Summary of results
All major national parties have managed to obtain at least one of the PR seats in Tōhoku since the introduction of proportional voting in 1996. The region also contains several strongholds: Aomori in particular is a typical "conservative kingdom" and leans towards the LDP alongside with the Western prefectures along the Sea of Japan coast; Iwate is the home of Ichirō Ozawa, former NFP, LP and DPJ president and a "Democratic kingdom" having also the first prefectural parliament in Japan where the Democrats managed to obtain the status of strongest party in 2007.
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Party names are abbreviated as follows (format: abbreviation, translated name, Japanese name, Engrish name):
- DPJ "Democratic Party", Minshutō, Democratic Party of Japan
- LDP Liberal Democratic Party, Jiyūminshutō
- Kōmeitō "Justice Party", Kōmeitō, New Justice Party Party
- JCP Japanese Communist Party, Nihon Kyōsantō
- SDP Social Democratic Party, Shakaiminshutō
- NFP New Frontier Party, Shinshintō
- LP Liberal Party, Jiyūtō
- HRP Happiness Realization Party, Kōfuku-jitsugen-tō
- YP "Everyone's Party", Minna no Tō, Your Party
List of Representatives
Note: Party affiliations as of election day.
Election result 2009