Abe's early election gambit pays off

Shinzo Abe’s electoral victory can be attributed more to the unpreparedness and disarray of the opposition parties than any great enthusiasm for the LDP.

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As widely expected, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led his conservative Liberal Democratic Party to a landslide victory in the country’s snap election. The LDP holds a 291-seat majority in the 475-seat lower house of Japan’s parliament, the Diet, after Sunday’s vote.

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