Japan polls: Shinzo Abe's LDP wins majority

  • Shinzo Abe’s snap poll gamble paid off, with his Liberal Democratic party winning a comfortable majority in the polls in what is likely to be the lowest turnout in Japan since World War 2.

    With the LDP getting a majority of 291 seats, Abe has consolidated his hold on power. Along with its coalition partner Komeito, it now holds over two-third seats in the lower house.

    The winning coalition has claimed a total of 326 seats, giving it the means to pass bills that have been rejected by the upper house.  


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