Prime ministerial popularity and the changing electoral fortunes of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party

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Abstract

This article explores the impact of prime ministerial popularity on the changing electoral fortunes of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). We show that the popularity of the Japanese prime minister exerted a modest but definite impact on aggregate vote shares captured by the LDP throughout the postwar period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-433
Number of pages19
JournalAsian Survey
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • Elections
  • Japan
  • Liberal Democratic Cabinet approval
  • Prime ministerial popularity

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