Result of Dec. 2014 Japan snap election?

  • New 2/3rds majority won by Japan's ruling coalition (LDP + Komeito) in a very low turnout (around 52%) election.
  • Election viewed as a referendum on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy (Abenomics).
  • Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) retained its House of Representatives majority (and will govern with the Buddhist-backed Komeito party after they together won 325 seats out of 475).
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