Published 30th November, 2012
Your Party or YP or Minna no Tō was founded in August 2009 as a breakaway group of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and is led by Yoshimi Watanabe. It describes itself as Centre-right and believes in Conservative Liberalism, Neoliberalism, Economic Liberalism and Libertarianism. It is also anti-nuclear.
In the general election of 2009 the party won five seats in the 480 seat House of Representatives although they only fielded 13 candidates. In 2010 it took 11 seats in the 242 seat upper House of Councillors.