The governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike scored a landslide victory in an election for a second term, when the city a new wave of Covid-19 tries to keep them under control and keep the hope of the Olympic Games in 2021 Koike, the first woman elected to govern the city of 14 million people, it won against 21 challengers on Sunday, another four-year term to win. It took about 60% of the votes, their next candidate against poverty activist Kenji Utsunomiya, former head of the Japanese Federation of Associations of beating about 46 percentage points, results showed on Monday. , Supporting the disease had won Koike in recent months for their treatment, she said shortly after the win said that “society has to do the most urgent problem with the virus.” Their victory comes after the daily tally of confirmed cases in just three days almost doubled to 131 guests on July 4 and Koike capital’s residents not to travel to other parts of the country do not necessary. The count was 111 on Sunday. Koike said a version of Tokyo wanted to set the US Centers for control and disease prevention with existing resources. Although the current situation from April to March and appear similar cases, such as when the needle is different, many are infected between 20 and 30 who are less likely to get sick, he said. Local governments have urged residents to avoid their votes in advance or at the beginning of the day to throw masses that Crown could spread. Koike online public speeches for security reasons, but choose the campaign avoided. The former television presenter Koike has been reached, a constant presence of the media Covid-19 infections in the Japanese capital in April peaked, press people to stay indoors and close businesses. Your financing rate has increased by 20 percentage points to about 70% from March to May, according to a survey, many respondents as one of the most effective political leader during the crisis Review. If all goes according to plan, Koike host could be a Tokyo Olympics next summer delayed and scaled. Meanwhile, it is committed to prepare the capital for another wave of viral infections, while allowing economic activity. Abe rivalry Tokyo gubernatorial election tends to attract an assortment of candidates. Among these Masayuki Hiratsuka, who campaigned with the slogan: “Corona is just a cold,” and Taro Yamamoto, who canceled the name for the Olympic Games. A little over four years, was the former Environment Minister Koike his seat in parliament to run in the elections of the capital, promising their salaries and cutting to cut the cost of hosting the Summer Games. He defeated 20 opponents including guaranteed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, of which he was a prominent member, then a new faction to victory in Tokyo led Assembly election. Koike tried to overthrow Abe begins next to build on their success with a national party, in an attempt, but failed when he called a snap general election before it was fully prepared. Despite their history of bad blood, Koike has had at least the tacit acceptance of the LDP, not against me this time did not support a candidate. It is unclear whether the 67-year-old in front of parliament, after his second term purposes in 2024 -With the help of Emi Nobuhiro, Shoko Oda, Kana Nishizawa and Shamim Adam will try to return.
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