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New Party Sakigake

The New Party Sakigake (新党さきがけ Shinto Sakigake) was a Japanese political party that broke away from the Liberal Democratic Party on June 22, 1993. The party was created by Takemaru Masayoshi.

In 1994, the Sakigake Party took part in the governement of Murayama Tomiichi.

In 1997, Sakigake had 2 members in the House of Representives and 3 members in the House of Councillors.

In 1998, the party changed its official name to Sakigake. In 2002, the name was again changed to Green Assembly (みどりの会議 Midori no Kaigi).

See also: Japan, Politics of Japan\n