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DPJ eyes single-party majority
Shuhei Kuromi and Yutaka Ito / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers
The Democratic Party of Japan, the predominant party in the ruling camp, aims to make handling of the government smoother by securing a single-party majority in the House of Councillors in the forthcoming election.
In the last upper house election in July 2007, the DPJ, which was an opposition party at the time, called for voters to make that summer the time to overturn the dominance of the then ruling coalition, and became the top party in the upper house, surpassing the then ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Using a similar strategy, the DPJ plans to appeal to voters …