Abe Set to Expand Majority in Upper House Election: NHK

July 10, 2016 11:36 AM

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Abe Set to Expand Majority in Upper House Election: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative ruling coalition and its allies appear set to expand their majority in Sunday’s upper house election, an NHK exit poll showed, and may win a two-thirds majority that will allow him to press ahead with plans to revise the pacifist constitution.

Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party is projected to win 54 to 61 of the 121 seats in contention, according to an exit poll by the public broadcaster. Its junior coalition partner Komeito is set to win 13 to 15 seats, according to NHK. The broadcaster said the coalition and allies could win a two-thirds m...

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