Recently Yomiuri News reported the following:
The vote casting for the much noted 45th parliamentary election was held on the 30th, votes were counted on the same day, with the Democratic Party winning 308 seats, exceeding half of the total seats (241) and got the mandate to govern. Since the founding of the Liberal Democratic Party, for the first time it became a second party and Prime Minister Taro Aso declared his resignation from the party's presidency. 16 years had lapsed since the Hosokawa regime, the first ever non-Liberal Democratic political coalition to form the government. Now it was the first time under modern constitution for one single non-ruling party to win the majority votes, Japanese politic was embracing a turning point. Representatives of Yukio Hatoyama of the Democratic Party at once made preparation for the taking over of the government, and to negotiate with the Social Democratic and the New National parties to co-ordinate appropriate future policies. The new government with Hatoyama as the prime minister would be formed by mid-September.
The victory of Yukio Hatoyama in the parliamentary election shows that Japanese voters are eager to see some changes in the government. It is a victory for the people of Japan and people living in the free world. Through a democratic voting system, people can have a say in deciding their future.