Abe Set for Victory in Japan Election With Commanding Majority

December 14, 2014 2:52 PM

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was on track for a sweeping election win with the premier claiming a mandate to continue with his economic policies.

The coalition of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and junior partner Komeito are certain to maintain its two-thirds majority in the lower house, according to NHK projections based on actual votes cast. The bloc will win between 317 and 342 seats, compared with the 325 seats it held before the election...

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