ⓘ Wakayama 3rd district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Wakayama Prefecture and consists of Arida, Gobo, ..

                                     

ⓘ Wakayama 3rd district

Wakayama 3rd district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Wakayama Prefecture and consists of Arida, Gobo, Shingu, and Tanabe cities and the Arida, Hidaka, Higashimuro, and Nishimuro districts. As of 2012, 298.296 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Since its inception in 1996, Wakayama 3rd district was represented by Toshihiro Nikai on the new frontier party, NFP, Conservative party, New conservative party and the liberal democratic party LDP. Nikai, a former transport Hokkaido and the Minister of economy, member of the faction of LDP Ibuki as a fraction of the former members of the Conservative party dissolved in 2009.

Kimiyoshi Tamaki, a longtime Wakayama Prefecture representative, failed to unseat Nikai in the elections of 2009 that led the Democratic party a landslide victory. He was safely elected in kinki proportional block representation where all the democratic candidates list of the party managed to secure a place in the house.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, this area was part of Wakayama 2nd district where elected by single transferable vote in three, later two representatives.