Fujimi mayoral election, 2008

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Fujimi, Saitama held a mayoral election on July 13, 2008. Independent candidate Shingo Hoshino won the election, beating incumbent mayor Kiyoshi Urano supported by the Liberal Democratic Party and Masaru Kaneko, supported by the Japanese Communist Party. Polling turnout increased almost 5%, up from record-low 36% in 2004 to just above 41%.


Mayoral election 2008: Fujimi City
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Shingo Hoshino (星野 信吾) 13,132 38.09% N/A
Independent, JCP Masaru Kaneko (金子 勝) 12,301 35.67% N/A
Independent, LDP, NKP Kiyoshi Urano (浦野 清) 8,693 25.21% -22.99%
Turnout 34,477 41.23% 4.85%


  • Results from JanJan (in Japanese)
  • JanJan coverage (in Japanese)
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