Monday, October 23, 2017

#JapanElection: Abe Wins The gambit





"Where Japan's election results point the country's politics and economy," Nikkei 23 Oct Abe has successfully fended off both opposition parties and LDP factions, clearing the way for Article 9 reform, more Abenomics, and own re-election [link]

"Top opposition forces see contrasting fates after poll," Japan Times 23 Oct So much for the Party of Hope; Constitutionalists will likely become leading opposition party, bringing long term changes to nation's politics [link]

"Japanese PM Abe’s election gamble pays off," TRT World (video) The illiberal establishment view: North Korean threat, Demographic Bomb major issues in election [link]

Yomiuri: Most of current cabinet will likely stay [link]

Japan's Abe wins big, but could still lose," Australian Financial Review 23 Oct Low turnout and general dissatisfaction with Abe still a factor; will CDPJ benefit in the long run? [link]








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