As many as 16 political parties will field candidates in the Dec 16 election. Why are there so many?

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    some14some

    Thank God election date is not 31st Dec else we would have 31 candidates :) joking apart, "Subsidies" refer to 'Quote Of The Day.'

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    semperfi

    Japan is a democracy and so allows for a mutli-party systems. That's fine.

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    lostrune2

    They should do away with the parties and just run as candidates.

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    TheDevilsAssistant

    Im not sure why there are that many parties. But I do know that with so many parties which ever one wins, nothing will never get done because of the bickering between the parties that follows. The only thing that happens is a power struggle to dethrone the current ruling party. And then the cycle starts over again.

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