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Gay union supporter elected mayor of Tokyo district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Tokyo, April 27: Hasebe, a politician who proposed recognition of same-sex unions in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, became its new mayor on Monday, Efe news agency reported. The fil results of Sunday’s district office elections revealed that Hasebe, who ran as an independent candidate, garnered more than 25,000 votes, around 40 percent of the total and around 3,000 more votes than the next candidate. Hasebe, a married 43-year-old former advertising agency head, was elected to the Shibuya City Council in 2003 and is known for his successful proposal to recognise same-sex unions at the local level. (IANS)

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