Abe nears two-thirds ma­jor­ity: Sur­vey

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PRIME Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe’s rul­ing coali­tion is head­ing for a twothirds ma­jor­ity in Ja­pan’s forth­com­ing elec­tion, sur­veys sug­gested, as a new party founded by pop­u­lar Tokyo gover­nor Yuriko Koike runs out of steam. Abe’s con­ser­va­tive Lib­eral Demo­cratic Party (LDP) and its ju­nior coali­tion part­ner Komeito are likely to win around 300 of 465 seats in the Oc­to­ber 22 elec­tion, ac­cord­ing to polls by Ky­odo News and the Nikkei busi­ness daily.

Mass-cir­cu­la­tion Yomi­uri Shim­bun said the LDP could se­cure a sta­ble ma­jor­ity on its own, with­out need­ing its coali­tion part­ner.

(AFP)

Ja­pan’s Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe de­liv­ers his speech dur­ing an elec­tion cam­paign in Yaizu, Shizuoka pre­fec­ture, on Wed­nes­day.

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