Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered a historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signalling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favouritism scandal. On the surface, the Tokyo Metropolitan assembly election was a referendum on Governor Yuriko Koike's year in office, but the dismal showing for Abe's party is also a stinging rebuke of his 4-1/2-year-old administration. Koike’s Tokyo Citizens First party and its allies were on track for between 73 to 85 seats in ...
Japan PM Shinzo Abe's party suffers defeat in Tokyo poll
This signals trouble ahead for Abe who has suffered from slumping support due of favouritism scandal
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