Elections that were conducted because Prime Minister Abe dissolved the House of Representatives became a vote in the typhoon. If the weather was good, the voter turnout was expected to rise, but due to the heavy rain, the voter turnout was 53%, just a little higher than last time.
The ruling party on the side of the rain
The current ruling party which is supported by the work group and the religious group is strong in the election of Japan. Supporters of these political parties often finished voting before the election day, and they were never affected by heavy rain.
The above video is a scene of a street speech in which Prime Minister Abe supports the ruling party candidate. There is systematic mobilization in such a small street speech.
Meanwhile, there is little organizational support for new political parties, and there is a possibility that the number of seats decreased by the influence of heavy rain. The Party of Hope which was expected to secure a certain number of seats in the Tokyo constituency could obtain only one seat.
No change in the composition of the seats
Because it was an election without major issues, there were no significant changes in the number of seats in the ruling party and the opposition party after the election. However, as the opposition partitions and the new political party is formed, the composition of the opposition party is changing. The graph below shows the seats ratio. Red is the ruling party and blue is the opposition party. Outside is the result of this time and inside is the result of the last time.
Because the ruling coalition occupies two-thirds of all seats, there is little opportunity for newly formed opposition parties to exercise great influence in the Diet. This is not much different from the situation before the election.
It was a nationwide election costing 600 million dollars, but it did not change very much.