07:33 GMT19 April 2021
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    The Japanese ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) is projected to gain only 13-39 seats in Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, and lose to the political group of Tokyo's Mayor Yuriko Koike, local media reported Sunday citing exit polls results.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) – Koiko’s Tokyo Citizens First or Tomin First party, along with its allies, is forecast to secure 73-85 mandates, while on its own, Tokyo Citizens First is likely to receive between 48 and 50 seats, the NHK broadcaster specified.

    Japan’s Komeito party, a junior coalition partner of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s LDP, is expected to get from to 21 to 23 seats.

    The polling stations opened in Tokyo earlier in the day, with the city residents voting to choose the representatives of the 127-seat local parliament among 259 candidates.

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