Sunday, December 14, 2014

Japan's voters stay at home---they get what they deserve---a Government that they don't even like!

Just over 52% of Japan's voters bothered to turn out to vote. As a result Abe has returned, easily and he will be able to go forward with his 'questionable' policies. These low figures are much worse than those we have been criticising in New Zealand for our recent elections. But the scenario is the same. If people do not like Government policies, they have little to moan about if they choose not to vote. For those who say that is a way of getting a message to an unpopular Government, I say---Rubbish. You had your chance and surely you could have supported a political party that was more likely to represent your views. Now, Japan and New Zealand have much in common--apathy!