WORLD Japan ruling bloc won stable majority lower house election

WORLD

Japan ruling bloc won stable majority lower house election

By Tian Hong | People's Daily app

23:53, October 22, 2017

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Shinzo Abe Photo: VCG

Tokyo-The latest counting of exit polls on Sunday showed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won 259 seats in Japan's lower house in Sunday's election, over the 233 needed for a simple majority. 

With the coalition partner Komeito's 27, the ruling bloc captured more than 261 of the 465-seat Lower House, retaining stable majority. 

The final result expected to be clear by early Monday.

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