A vote for militancy

Print edition : November 24, 2017

Shinzo Abe during his last stump tour for the October 22 general election, in Tokyo on October 21. Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP

Yukio Edano, head of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. Photo: AKIO KON/BLOOMBERG

Yuriko Koike, head of the Party of Hope. Photo: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP

Abe's supporters at the LDP's rally in Tokyo on October 18. Photo: SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI/AP

Shinzo Abe’s LDP coalition wins a two-thirds majority in the Lower House of the Diet, giving him the essential numbers to carry out his plans to revise the pacifist Constitution.
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