March 4, 2020 (Mainichi Japan)
Most of the Hiroshima District Public Prosecutors Office arrested three guys including a state-paid assistant to House of Councillors legislator Anri Kawai and an insurance policy assistant to her spouse, previous justice minister Katsuyuki Kawai, on suspicion of breaking people Offices Election Act.
The arrested guys are suspected of purchasing the votes of Anri's campaign staff if you are paying them remunerations exceeding the appropriate restriction into the July 2019 home of Councillors election, by which Anri ended up being elected to your chamber when it comes to time that is first.
The allowance that is daily a employee aboard a campaign car is placed at 15,000 yen or less, and having to pay more than the total amount comprises vote-buying. That is ordinary sense that is common politicians.
Vote-buying is, as a matter of program, prohibited underneath the Public Offices Election Act given that it undermines reasonable elections.
Anri's campaign workplace is suspected to possess paid 30,000 yen each to its campaign staff. (mais…)