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If all votes cast for the various parties in the constituency section were totalled up and seats allocated according to party strengths instead of by the first-past-the-post method, Labour would still only manage to capture 16 out of the 40 seats, instead of the 30 they netted under the notoriously unfair system we now use.
Then, 91 hereditaries would remain, most elected literally by their peers and in proportion to existing party strengths.
The following are the updated party strengths in both houses of the Diet following the entry Tuesday of Kenji Kosaka, an independent lawmaker in the House of Representatives, into the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).