Abe wins re-election in Japan’s snap polls

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got a shot in the arm with his ruling coalition winning a new two-thirds majority in the elections held on Sunday. The win, in which Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) retained its majority in the House of Representatives, is seen as a referendum on his economic policy, known as Abenomics. LDP and its coalition partner Komeito party have together won 325 seats (LDP 290 seats, Komeito 35), two-thirds of the…

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