ⓘ Kyoto 3rd district. Kyōto 3rd district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in South central Kyoto and consists ..

                                     

ⓘ Kyoto 3rd district

Kyōto 3rd district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in South central Kyoto and consists of Kyoto citys Fushimi ward, the cities of Mukō and Nagaokakyō and the town of Ōyamazaki. As of 2012, 345.260 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, the area formed part of Kyoto 2nd 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 districts with majoritarian single-member districts, the 3rd district was the only one in Kyoto, the CPJ can win: Iwao Teramae was one of the two candidates of the JCP throughout the country to win the district place under the new system in the 1996 General election, another Yamahara in Kōchi 1st quarter. After Teramaes pensions in the 2000 elections, the liberal Democrat Shigehiko Okuyama, who narrowly lost Teramae in 96 won the district in 2000 when the centre-left vote was divided between the Communists, social Democrats and a Democrat. In the three following elections, the Social democratic party did not nominate its candidate, and the share of the Communist vote fell below 20 percent, and since 2003, Democrats Kenta Izumi, won the 3rd quarter three times. In 2012, Izumi lost the district on 216 votes against 31-year-old liberal democratic newcomer Kensuke Miyazaki.