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Japan's Abe sets record as longest-serving PM as allegations of misdeeds persist

20.11.2019

Japan 's Abe sets record as longest-serving PM as allegations of misdeeds persist

Abe, who served a troubled one-year term before quitting in 2007, made a comeback in December 2012, promising a stronger military and a revamped economy while aiming to revise Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution.

Those victories were aided by a fragmented opposition and memories of the rocky 2009-2012 rule by the novice Democratic Party of Japan, which left many voters longing for stability.

Now Abe is under fire over accusations he not only favored supporters with invites to a state-funded cherry blossom viewing party but may have broken campaign laws by subsidizing backers' attendance at a reception the night before.

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