Japan's unwanted election: Why now?

December 13, 2014 10:45 AM

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With polls predicting an easy win for PM Abe and his party, some view Sunday's vote as a move to solidify power.

Tokyo, Japan - Japanese citizens are set to vote in a snap general election on Sunday, in what some observers see as a sly political move to prolong Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reign past his four-year term at a time when his popularity is sky high.

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