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07 April 2014

AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Election Candidates

On June 7, AKB48 will hold this year's senbatsu election and until April 6, 11 pm members had time to announce their candidacy.

This year all AKB48 (including Team 8 and Nogizaka46 concurrrent member Ikoma Rina), SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48 members as well as AKB48 members who were transferred overseas were eligible, a total of 310 members. 296 members actually participate, the highest number ever with exactly 50 candidates more than last year.

Below you can find a list of all members who have decided not to participate in the election.

Members NOT participating in the 37th Single Senbatsu Election
(note: the new team system is used for the election)

Team A
Katayama Haruka
Kikuchi Ayaka

Team K
all participating

Team B
all participating

Team 4
all participating

Team 8
all participating

Team S
Kaneko Shiori
Goto Risako
Nakanishi Yuka

Team KII
Kato Tomoko
Takatsuka Natsuki
Mizuno Honoka

Team E
Iguchi Shiori
Kato Rumi

Sora Miyuka

Team N
all participating

Team M
Akazawa Hono
Kinoshita Momoka

Team BII
all participating

all participating

all participating

Members Transferred Overseas
Chikano Rina

The candidate list can also be seen on the official election homepage:

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