Japan Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push

April 12, 2015 1:19 PM

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Japan Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push

TOKYO (Reuters) - Candidates backed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push through divisive policies to boost defense and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Exit polls showed incumbent governors backed by Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and smaller coalition partner Komeito were assured victory in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido and in Oita in the south, Japanese media reported.

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