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Abe Set for Japan Victory Faces 7-Month Window

Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party is on the verge of reclaiming power in Japan, giving him seven months to convince voters he can revive the economy before another round of elections in July.

The LDP is forecast to crush Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s Democratic Party of Japan in the Dec. 16 election for the lower house of parliament. A victory would give Abe a second chance to lead the country five years after he quit his first term for health reasons. No premier has stayed in office for more than 15 months since.


Read Here – Businessweek


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