AKB48 GROUP 45th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Elections 2016
～僕たちは誰について行けばいい？～ // ~Bokutachi wa dare ni tsuiteikeba ii~
Will be held in Niigata (NGT HOME TOWN) at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata
RESULTS IN SPOILER BELOW
This is the 8th annual election.
This will be NGT48's first election (Excluding Kitahara Rie and Kashiwagi Yuki)
Watanabe Miyuki announced she wouldn't be participating before the candidacy applications opened. She later announced Graduation.
Jonishi Kei said that despite not participating in the elections, she has no plans to graduate.
Iwasaki Moeka applied for the candidacy but retracted her application after announcing graduation.
Baito Paruru Selection member Hinode Yuka was not eligible to apply despite debuting in February 2016.
Nyan Nyan Kamen (originally believed to be Kojima Haruna to which she later disproved) is an unknown application accepted by management. It was later revealed to indeed be Kojima Haruna. This will be her first election after not applying last year.
First AKB48 election to ever be hold without the participation of Takahashi Minami, Miyazawa Sae, Umeda Ayaka, Kobayashi Kana, Ota Aika, Takajo Aki, and Maeda Ami.
Will update when news comes along