LDP candidate certain to win upper house by-election in Ishikawa Pref.

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Shuji Miyamoto, center, celebrates with supporters in Kanazawa on Sunday night.

KANAZAWA, Ishikawa (Jiji Press) — Shuji Miyamoto of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is certain to win Sunday’s by-election for the House of Councillors in Ishikawa Prefecture.

The upper house by-election, the first parliamentary poll since last autumn, took place in the run-up to this summer’s upper house race.

The by-election was held after the LDP’s incumbent resigned to run in a gubernatorial election in the prefecture in March.