A Loser to the hearts of the Japanese Society, But Still the Winner as a Dominating PartySunday, March 15, 2009
There is only one leading party in Japan and that is the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). They ruled Japan since 1955 which shows us that they've been leading Japan for 53 or 54 years. Leading and dominating a country that long means something. What is with the LDP that no other party can take their place in the government?
As I have watched Professor Ethan Scheiner's talk about the leading party in Japan, believe it or not, no matter how the LDP dominates in Japan, they are unpopular. Unpopular in the case that they are the most hated party in Japan with the percentage of 44% and only 20-30% are in favor of them. The 55% doesn't give a damn or care about political parties. I assume that 55%, like almost all of the Filipinos, are tired of such crap.
As we can see, popularity is always important in having a position in the government. But is also important to have more connections in the government especially in the local and national levels than your opponent in order for a sure win in the elections. As long as the opposition cannot have better and more quality candidates and as long as the LDP has more power in the local areas in Japan, the opposition can never take over with the LDP's position as the leading political party in Japan.
**written for JAGOPOL