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Name: Law to amend the Election to Public Office Law [Law No. 100 of 1950]. No. 2.
Country: Japan
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1994-02-04
Entry into force:
Published on: Kampoo, 1994-02-04, No. 3, pp. 5-34
ISN: JPN-1994-L-38717
Bibliography: Kampoo, 1994-02-04, No. 3, pp. 5-34
Abstract/Citation: Changes the electoral system for members of the House of Representatives from a medium-sized electoral district system to a combination of a minor electoral system (274 seats) and a proportional representation system (226 seats). A party that currently occupies three or more seats in the Diet or has won three or more seats in the previous election is eligible to participate in proportional representation elections. A person may be a candidate under both systems at the same election.
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