Japan coalition projected to keep majority, PM's party battered - NHK

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Japan coalition projected to keep majority, PM's party battered - NHK
Japan coalition projected to keep majority, PM's party battered - NHK   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">TOKYO</span> – Japan’s ruling coalition is projected to stay in power but the party of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is forecast to take a drubbing in an election on Sunday, public broadcaster <span class="caps">NHK</span> said, a blow that could mean political instability in the world’s third-biggest economy.</p> <p>It was too close to call whether Kishida’s Liberal Democratic Party (<span class="caps">LDP</span>) would maintain its majority in the lower house of parliament as a single party, according to exit polls, but its coalition with junior partner is forecast to maintain control.</p> <p>The <span class="caps">LDP</span> was expected to win between 212 to 255 seats, <span class="caps">NHK</span> said, with 233 needed for the majority. </p> <p/> </div>