ⓘ Shiga 2nd district is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the National Diet of Japan. It covers Northeastern ..

                                     

ⓘ Shiga 2nd district

Shiga 2nd district is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the National Diet of Japan. It covers Northeastern Shiga, today namely the cities of Hikone, Nagahama, Maibara, the dissolved towns of Aitō and Kotō in present-day Higashiōmi City and the former counties of Echi and Inukami. The district borders were redrawn in the 2002 redistricting and reapportionment, before that it had reached further to the South and covered Yōkaichi and Ōmihachiman cities and all of Echi, Kanzaki and Gamō counties. As of 2012, 264.168 voters resided in the district.

Shiga 2nd quarter was initially won by Masayoshi Takemuras new party harbinger NPH, a former third-term Governor of Shiga Prefecture, which represented the five members of the whitefish in the area of electoral reform since 1986 and Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Ministers in the anti-LDP Hosokawa coalition Cabinet and Finance Minister in the LDP-SSP-NPH Murayama Cabinet. Representatives of the 2000 elections he ran as an independent candidate from the Democratic party and lost to liberal Democrat Akira Konishi. Konishi died in 2001, the result of the election was won by his younger brother Osamu. But in the total house of representatives in the 2003 elections, a Democrat of Issue of Tajima narrowly beat Konishi, who won a place in the proportional vote. In the "statewide election" in 2005, Tajima defended the seat as Konishi ran as an independent postal privatization rebels and the LDP sent "assassin" candidate Yuji Fuji. Fuji won a proportional seat in 2005 but lost it in 2009 as Tajima won the district race by a wide margin, in 2010, he was elected mayor of the city of Nagahama. In the House of representatives 2012 election, Kenichirō Ueno, who represented the 1st district for the liberal Democrats between 2005 and 2009 switched to the 2nd quarter and beat Tajima.