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10/16/2012

Incumbent Yasu mayor was reelected without voting

Campaigning for the mayorial election of Yasu City was permitted to start on October 7. The incumbent mayor Yoshiaki Yamanaka, however, was the only candidate running for the position, and was reelected without voting.

When the 61-year-old mayor was notified at his office at 5:00 p.m. that there were no competitors running against him, his supporters, including Shiga-based statesmen and Governor Kada, congratulated him, clapping their hands. 

"This result wouldn't have been achieved if I hadn't gained support largely from citizens, city council members, and various organizations," says Yamanaka. "I will tackle challenges to construct Waste Treatment Facility as well as Disaster Control Center. My goal is to create a city where everyone feels comfortable and relieved, by developing culture, sports, and landscape."

(Chunichi Shimbun, October 8, 2012)

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