Confederationist Party of Japan

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The Confederationist Party is the major opposition party in the Japanese parliament, currently possessing 102 seats out of 620 in the House of Representatives. It is currently lead by Pak Ol-Uañ.

History

The Confederationist Party grew out of a split within the Democratic Party in the late 50's and early 60's. The predecessor to the modern Confederationist Party is often considered the Anti-Intervention Faction of the Democratic Party, formed in 1955 to oppose invasion of Corea. After the invasion, they continued to call for withdrawal.

The ratification of the present Constitution of Corea weakened their position, as Japan was now committed, with the blessing of the Corean government, to remaining in Corea. They began to develop into a more pro-autonomy group, renamed the Nissen Faction.

In the debates over a new Constitution for Japan, the Nissen Faction came to develop a more liberal, pro-decentralization, stand. In 1963, they formally proclaimed themselves a new party, the Confederationist Party. They have since stood as the major opposition party to the Democratic Party, especially as the People's Party left mainstream politics, and the Yamato Party declined in importance. They have occassionally taken control of the government, usually in coallition with other parties.

Platform

  • Greater autonomy for Regions of Yamato and Provinces of Corea
  • Establishment of a Viceroy for Corea
  • Anti-militarism
  • Greater co-operation with the League of Nations and neighboring states
  • Retention of status quo in regards to the Russo-Japanese Condominium Area, unless a significant majority of the residents should vote for change
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