Abe coalition secures big Japan election win with record low turnout




 
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December 15th, 2014  
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Topic: Abe coalition secures big Japan election win with record low turnout


By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition has cruised to a big election win, ensuring he will stick to reflationary economic policies and a muscular security stance, but record low turnout pointed to broad dissatisfaction with his performance. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner, the Komeito party, won 326 seats in Sunday's election, more than the 317 seats in the 475-member lower house required to maintain a two-thirds "super-majority" that smoothes parliamentary business. ...




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