JAPAN: Conservative Triumph

More than 90% of Japan's 44 million voters turned out for municipal elections last week, chose approximately 7,000 mayors and 179,000 city and village assemblymen. Candidates backing Premier Shigeru Yoshida's conservative Democratic Liberal Party got 80% of the votes, Socialists 15%, other parties and independents 4½%. The Communist vote: less than half of 1%.

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