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Kishida’s coalition retains majority in Japan

Kishida’s coalition retains a majority in Japan. The majority coalition won 274 seats.

Where: Japan

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In a parliamentary election Sunday, according to preliminary results, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s governing coalition kept a majority.

The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito together won 274 seats, with 40 seats undecided, in the 465-member lower house.

The coalition exceeded a parliamentary majority of 233 and also “an absolute majority” of 261 seats.

Kishida (64) was elected Prime Minister on October 4th and dissolved the lower house just ten days into office.

While the ruling party focussed on having a more robust military amid worries over China and North Korea, opposition parties focused on diversity and gender equality.

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