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Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc set for big win in Japan: TV exit polls

Small new liberal CDPJ vying for top opposition spot

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big win in Sunday's election, media exit polls showed, potentially re-energising a push towards his cherished goal of revising the post-war, 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. Some other broadcasters had the ruling bloc slightly below the two-thirds mark. A hefty win raises the likelihood that Abe, who ...

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First Published: Sun, October 22 2017. 17:17 IST