Big electoral win could give Japanese Prime Minister Abe room to pursue nationalist goals

December 11, 2014 9:15 AM

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TOKYO – A projected landslide victory for Japan's ruling party in parliamentary elections Sunday could give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe political breathing space to push forward with his long-held nationalist agenda.

While Abe has put the economy at the center of the campaign, the platform of his Liberal Democratic Party also promises to revise Japan's constitution and actively protest what it calls "wrongful accusations" about the country's wartime past. Media polls pointing to a larger-than-expected victory ha...

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