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Shinzo Abe placed to lead Japan through 2021

LDP win to push reform of Japan's Constitution

Linda Sieg & Kiyoshi Takenaka | Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and reenergising his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition was set to win 311 seats, keeping its two-thirds “super majority” in the 465-member lower house, an exit poll by TBS television showed. Public broadcaster NHK also said the ruling bloc was closing in on a two-thirds majority, although some other broadcasters had the ...

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First Published: Mon, October 23 2017. 02:00 IST