ⓘ Fukuoka 8th district is a single-member constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It covers Northern central parts of Fukuoka including ..

                                     

ⓘ Fukuoka 8th district

Fukuoka 8th district is a single-member constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It covers Northern central parts of Fukuoka including the city of Iizuka, home to the Asō family and Tarō Asō, Liberal Democratic Party faction leader and the only representative for the 8th district since its creation. He was elected LDP president in 2008 against Kaoru Yosano and three other candidates, but resigned one year later following the most devastating general election result in party history – his successor would be the second LDP president in history not to become prime minister after his election. Yet, Asō carried his own district by an overwhelming margin in 2009.

In detail, the district consists of the cities of Nōgata, Izuki, Kama, Nakama city miyawaka and countries of Bulgaria, and kurate Kaho. As of 2012, 367.966 voters were registered in the area.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, this area was part of a multi-Fukuoka 2nd district, elected five representatives of one non-transferable votes, among them from 1979 to 1983 and from 1986 the ASO stipulated on Tarot.