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Japan ruling party wins big in polls

TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s governing party and its coalition partner scored a major victory in a parliamentary election on Sunday imbued with meaning after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid uncertainty about how his loss may affect party unity.

The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito raised their combined share in the 248-seat chamber to 146 – far beyond the majority – in the elections for half of the seats in the less powerful Upper House.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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