Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Chairman Hashimoto Seiko quits the Liberal Democratic Party and resigns from his post
China News Service, February 22. According to Kyodo News, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party accepted the application of Seiko Hashimoto, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, on the 22nd local time.
p >After the Party Discipline Committee passed the review, the report was sent to the secretary general Toshihiro Nikai. Hashimoto had previously announced his resignation as chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party Hokkaido Branch Federation. She will continue to serve as a senator. As the term of the House of Representatives will expire in October, the Hokkaido Branch Federation will meet on the 24th as soon as possible to step up the election of a successor to direct the House of Representatives election.
The acting leader of the Cadet Party, Kenji Eda, pointed out that “According to the Olympic Charter, political neutrality is the most important concept and it is only natural to quit the party.” He believes that Hashimoto should resign from his position as a member of Parliament and focus on being chairman.
On the afternoon of the 18th local time, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee held a board meeting to elect Hashimoto Seiko as the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. On the morning of the 19th, Hashimoto had denied that he would withdraw from the party, but after being criticized by the opposition parties, he submitted an application for withdrawal from the party in the afternoon of the same day.