Over at σ1, Corey Wallace exposes the flimsiness of the Liberal Democratic Party's smashing numerical victory in yesterday's House of Representatives election. (Link)
The key takeaway: the LDP received a smaller percentage of the proportional vote in winning in 2012 than it received in getting wiped out in 2009.
You read that correctly -- not a smaller number of votes, a smaller percentage of the vote.
Note to Abe Shinzo: 28% is not a mandate.
Later - The commenters nitpick -- AND FOR GOOD REASON.
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