Monday, July 30, 2007


A REVOLUTION OF SORTS


As a result of yesterday's elections, for the first time in its history the LDP (the longest running single party rule in the world, since the fall of Mexico's PRI) will not control both houses of parliament. Yet LDP leader Prime Minister Abe, who was groomed for his office in the paleoJapanese tradition, and who is not popular with the young folks - partly because he's not 'cool,' but mostly it would seem because of his wish to change the constitution and restore the Army - is not resigning. Yet.

Anyway it's a revolution of sorts. This could lead to an actual two-party system of government! That would sure seem odd.



3 comments:

Tabor said...

Ours doesn't seem to work so don't get your hopes up.

Bob Brady said...

Maybe Japan can show the U.S. a democratic thing or two...

Trace said...

I would hope that someone, or something could show the U.S. a thing; or two.