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Monday, 23 October 2017 - 9:29
Japanese Prime Minister to take a strong stance against N Korea
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to "deal firmly" with North Korea after exit polls suggested he won a clear victory in yesterday's election.

Abe had called an early election for an increased mandate to deal with "crises" facing Japan, including the threat from Pyongyang.

Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito were on course to win 311 seats, keeping its two-thirds “supermajority” in the 465-member lower house, an exit poll by TBS television showed.

Some other broadcasters had the ruling bloc slightly below the two-thirds mark.

A supermajority would allow Abe to propose changes to the constitution, which currently restricts its military to a defensive role.

Most voters, however, oppose reform.

After a day that saw millions of voters brave driving rain and powerful winds brought on by Typhoon Lan, Abe’s election gamble appeared to have paid off, after he called the vote more than a year earlier than scheduled.

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