ⓘ Saga 1st district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Saga Prefecture and consists of Tosu, parts of Saga a ..

                                     

ⓘ Saga 1st district

Saga 1st district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Saga Prefecture and consists of Tosu, parts of Saga and Kanzaki as well as the Miyaki District. As of September 2012, 237.748 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Sagas 1st quarter was a swing district since its inception in 1996: it in turn elected candidates from the liberal democratic party LDP and the Democratic party of Japan DPJ / its predecessor, the new frontier party NFP. Currently, the district is Kazutake of Iwate the LDP, a former second-generation Saga of a local MP. In 2012, Iwata defeated Kazuhiro Haraguchi DPJ, Minister of internal Affairs and communications in the Hatoyama Cabinet. Haraguchi initially narrowly won the district for the NFP in 1996, but lost him in 2000 to the LDP Takanori Sakai, who was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers Deputy Minister office in the 2nd Mori Cabinet reconstructed. In March 2003, Sakai was arrested and later sentenced to 32 months in prison for receiving illegal corporate donations from a violation of the political funds law control. Takamaro Fukuoka replace Sakai as a candidate from the LDP for Saga 1 the 2003 elections and lost Haraguchi. The program "postal privatization" election of 2005 gave the LDP a landslide victory, and Fukuoka beat Haraguchi despite the fact that DPJs ally of the opposition, the social democratic party, SDP, in contrast to the previous election did not nominate a candidate in the Saga of the 1st quarter. In the landslide defeat of the LDP in 2009, Haraguchi won district for the third time.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, this area was part of the Saga at-large district, where there were five representatives elected by single transferable vote.