Tomio Okamura’s movement will run in elections

The founder of the political movement Dawn of Direct Democracy, Senator Tomio Okamura, announced on Tuesday that his group will be running in the October elections. Mr. Okamura wants to introduce a presidential system of government, a responsible political system, social benefits only for those “who live an upright life”, and stricter immigration policies. Former member of the Civic Democratic party Radim Fiala, who will be running on Dawn’s ballot said that the movement also wants to lower the VAT. Mr. Okamura has denied claims that his movement is based on a populist platform.

Author: Masha Volynsky