2016 Democratic Party (Japan, 2016) leadership election
The Democratic Party held a presidential election on 15 September 2016. It was the party's first election since the formation of the party from the merger of the Democratic Party of Japan and the Japan Innovation Party. The race determined the successor of acting president Katsuya Okada who decided against running for a full term.
Potential or has publicly expressed interest
- Akihisa Nagashima, former vice defense minister.
|Candidates||Total points||Caucus||Endorsed candidates||Local councillors||Party members & supporters|
|Renhō||503pts (59.25%)||80 (160pts)||50 (50pts)||847 (126pts)||59,539 (167pts)|
|Seiji Maehara||230pts (27.09%)||42 (84pts)||44 (44pts)||335 (50pts)||26,045 (52pts)|
|Yūichiro Tamaki||116pts (13.66%)||25 (50pts)||24 (24pts)||207 (30pts)||9,808 (12pts)|
|Total||849pts (100%)||147 (294pts)||118 (118pts)||1,393 (206pts)||96,181 (231pts)|
- The Japan Times, July 30, 2016: Democratic Party chief Okada won’t seek re-election
- The Japan Times, August 5, 2016: Renho steps forward in bid to lead DP ahead of Sept. 15 vote
- The Japan Times, August 26, 2016: Hawkish ex-foreign minister Maehara enters DP leadership race with dig at rival Renho
- Japan Today, August 26, 2016: Ex-DPJ leader Maehara to run against Renho in Democratic Party leadership race
- The Japan Times, September 2, 2016: Renho, Maehara, Tamaki launch campaigns for DP presidency
- The Japan Times, August 5, 2016: DP members want Tamaki to run for party’s helm
- The Japan Times, August 17, 2016: Within DP, efforts ongoing to field challengers to Renho
- The Japan Times, August 9, 2016: Hosono may back Renho in DP leadership race
- "20160915代表選開票結果" (PDF). 民進党. 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-09-19.