2020: Okinawa voters again show anti-base feelings in assembly poll
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Okinawa voters again show anti-base feelings in assembly poll
"In the June 7 Okinawa prefectural assembly election, candidates supporting Governor Denny Tamaki secured 25 of the 48 contested seats, giving Tamaki a majority to pursue his policy agenda.
As the number of the assembly seats controlled by his camp decreased by one, Tamaki refused to celebrate the election results, saying they represent a “severe” verdict by voters.
But the outcome can be interpreted at least as a degree of voter approval for his 20 months of efforts as the local government chief. ...."