Minato mayoral election, 2008

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Minato, Tokyo held a mayoral election on June 8, 2008. Incumbent mayor Masaaki Takei, supported by all major parties except the Japanese Communist Party, was re-elected with a clear majority. Polling turnout was low with only about 25% of the electorate voting.


Mayoral election 2008: Minato City
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent, LDP, DPJ, NKP, SDP Masaaki Takei (武井 雅昭) 29,334
Independent, JCP Takashige Kaneko (金子 孝重) 11,803
Turnout 42,098 25,75%