Anti-base candidate re-elected mayor of Okinawa city, according to poll projections
Victory for Susumu Inamine puts hopes of relocating US Futenma air base in doubt
Published on Jan 19, 2014 8:03 PM
Anti-base candidate Susumu Inamine has been re-elected mayor of Nago city, in Okinawa prefecture in southern Japan, by a sizeable margin, according to the latest poll projections by the Japanese media.
Voting ended at 8 pm (Japan time) today and full results are not expected until later tonight.
But based on the results of pre-election and exit polls, the Japanese media have already reported that Mr Inamine has safely won re-election.
The closely watched election held today was fought over the proposed use of Nago's beach-fronted Henoko district to build a United States air base.
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