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12/08/2011

Otsu Mayor Mekata seeks 3rd term

At a city council meeting on November 29, Otsu Mayor Makoto Mekata officially unveiled his plan to run for the upcoming mayoral election on January 22, 2012.

Mekata was elected in 2004, and now is in the second term.

The 70-year-old incumbent mayor who seeks the third term as an independent says, "I want to face the third term, giving a finishing touch to my mayoralty."

There are two other candidates who have already expressed their desire to run for the election: Naomi Koshi, an attorney supported by Democratic Party of Japan and Social Democratic Party, and Masako Higashi, a doctor supported by Japan Communist Party.

(Kyoto Shimbun, November 29, 2011)

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