Japan’s Ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Wins Big in Snap Election

Dec. 19, 2014, 10:29 a.m.

Located in East Asia, Japan has a population of 127,103,388 with approximately 103,959,866 registered voters.[ii]  Preliminary results have the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partners winning 326 seats (over a two-thirds majority).[iii] The opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won 73 seats.[iv] Turnout for the election was at 52.7 percent and final results are due in the coming days.[v]

[i] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2821/

[ii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2821/

[iii] http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21636792-shinzo-abe-wins-again-what-will-he-do-his-mandate-abe-habit

[iv] http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21636792-shinzo-abe-wins-again-what-will-he-do-his-mandate-abe-habit

[v] http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21636792-shinzo-abe-wins-again-what-will-he-do-his-mandate-abe-habit

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