Amid lack of alternatives, Abe looks to win big by default

December 13, 2014 11:27 AM

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Judgment day has arrived for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the fates of 1,191 Diet hopefuls hang in the balance.

But the focus of Sunday’s snap House of Representatives election is not on how close it will be, but on how strong the ruling coalition will become. Most media reports predict Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party alone will win as many as 300 of the 475 seats in the lower chamber.

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