Japan voters seen boosting Abe in parliament vote

Pedestrians walk past an election campaign by a candidate of the main opposition party in TokyoJapanese voters are suspicious of the government’s economic policies and don’t trust controversial plans to change the pacifist constitution — but they are still expected to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s coalition victory in parliamentary elections. Analysts predict the ageing and conservative electorate will back Abe as the only viable choice faced with an opposition widely criticised as ineffectual. “The others are horrible,” said Tokyo resident Akira Hachinohe, 52, who plans to vote for Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party.

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