PM Abe's bloc wins big in upper house vote, priorities in focus




 
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PM Abe's bloc wins big in upper house vote, priorities in focus
 
July 21st, 2013  
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PM Abe's bloc wins big in upper house vote, priorities in focus
By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a decisive victory in an upper house election on Sunday, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for Japan's first stable government since the charismatic Junichiro Koizumi left office in 2006. The victory gives the hawkish leader a stronger mandate for his "Abenomics" recipe to revive the economy, but it also raises questions over whether he will shift his focus to his nationalist agenda, or be able to keep his party in line to push through structural reforms many say are vital for growth. ...




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