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Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Japanese Prime Minister Abe claimed victory Sunday for his ruling coalition in the upper house election

22.7.2019

“The ruling parties were given a majority … as people decided to urge us to firmly push for policies under the stable political base.” Nigeria

Japan ese Prime Minister Abe claimed victory Sunday for his ruling coalition in the upper house election

With the results, the 64-year-old Abe, who is on course to become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, aims to shore up his mandate ahead of a crucial consumption tax hike later this year, along with trade negotiations with Washington.

Abe’s LDP and its coalition partner Komeito are forecast to take at least 69 of the 124 seats — about half the chamber — up for election on Sunday, with six seats still undecided, according to NHK.

The final numbers were not expected until Monday at the earliest.

Local media also predicted that forces in favour of revising the constitution, led by Abe’s LDP, were certain to fail to reach 85 of the seats up for grabs, which would give them a two-thirds “supermajority” in the chamber.

The provisions, imposed by the United States after World War II, are popular with the public at large but reviled by nationalists like Abe, who see them as outdated and punitive.

Among his imminent tasks is to “smoothly” raise the consumption tax to 10 percent in October as part of efforts to ease swelling social security costs in the “ultra-aged” country, Nakakita said.

“I support the current government because I see no alternative,” said Yoshiko Iida, a 45-year-old beauty therapist.

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