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Kyodo poll finds LDP in solid lead ahead of election as Koike’s party lags; new CDP surges

via The Japan Times    Oct 12, 2017
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party is heading for a solid victory in the Oct. 22 general election while the party led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is lagging behind, even after grabbing the spotlight upon its launch, a Kyodo News survey showed Wednesday.

The LDP and its coalition ally, Komeito, are expected to win over 300 seats in the 465-seat Lower House, the survey suggests. Koike’s Kibo no To (Party of Hope) may win around 60...

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