ⓘ Kyoto 2nd district. Kyōto 2nd district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in central Kyoto and consists of th ..

                                     

ⓘ Kyoto 2nd district

Kyōto 2nd district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in central Kyoto and consists of the Kyoto city wards of Sakyō, Higashiyama and Yamashina. As of 2012, 267.926 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, the area formed part of Kyoto 1st district where five representatives had been elected SNTV single non-transferable vote.

Kyoto was a traditional stronghold of the Japanese Communist party JCP, but after the electoral reform, which replaced SNTV multi-member district with a majority of votes in single-seat constituencies, the JCP can only win a new Kyoto 3rd quarter while the loss of the other three districts, in Kyoto, 1, 2, and 4 in the 1996 General elections, the first under the new system. In the 2nd district of the CPJ newbie Satoshi Inoue lost narrowly liberal Democrat Mikio Okuda, who previously represented the old multi-member 1st quarter. Democrat Seiji Maehara took third place, but won a ticket through the kinki PR block. After the main opposition party, the new frontier was dissolved and its successor groups were largely absorbed by the Democratic party, Maehara won Kyoto 2 in the 2000 General election and held the seat since. Maehara became President of the Democratic party in 2005, but resigned after the scandal went up the hill in 2006 and was later Minister of state in the democratic Hatoyama and Kan cabinets.