The Japanese Supreme Court declares the difference in vote value constitutional in 2021

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The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the difference in vote value between densely populated and sparsely populated districts in the 2021 House of Representatives elections – 2.08 times – was constitutional.

The top court’s decision followed 16 conflicting lower court rulings in which plaintiffs demanded that the result of the October 31, 2021 House of Representatives election be annulled.

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Of the top court’s 15 Grand Bench judges, 14 ruled that the 2021 House of Commons elections were constitutional, while one said they were unconstitutional.

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