Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wins election by landslide


Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party emerged victorious from Sunday’s general election, extending Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, and laying the ground work for revisions to the nation’s war-renouncing constitution.

The election was disrupted by Typhoon Lan and voter turnout came to just 53.69%, the second-lowest rate since the end of World War II, but there was no disguising the scale of the LDP’s win.

Abe’s party won 283 of the 465 seats in the House of Representatives, while its ally, Komeito, took . . .

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