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Japan prime minister ABE to win big in election

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Staff Writer | October 18, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is likely to score an overwhelming victory in upcoming elections, local media reported.
Shizo Abe
Asia   According to poll:
Despite a series of scandals, the LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito party are expected to win about 310 seats in Sunday's parliamentary elections, a two-thirds majority in the 465-seat House of Representatives, a poll conducted by the Kyodo News agency showed.

Meanwhile the newly-formed Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP), led by former chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano, has attracted support from citizens' groups and independent voters, analysts said.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's nascent Party of Hope has lost traction, struggling to come out on top among the opposition parties.