#46 Shinzo Abe wins a Supermajority Asia Rising

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An election in the upper house of Japan has delivered a supermajority to Shinzo Abe, with two thirds of it in control of his Liberal Democratic Party and its allies. The win is a substantial vote of confidence for the Prime Minister and his policies, and with a similar majority in the lower house he now has the legislative firepower to make substantial changes, including rewriting Japan’s pacifist constitution.


Dr David Envall (International Relations, Australian National University) talks to Matt Smith about the election results and what Abe could do with this power.

An election in the upper house of Japan has delivered a supermajority to Shinzo Abe, with two thirds of it in control of his Liberal Democratic Party and its allies. The win is a substantial vote of confidence for the Prime Minister and his policies, and with a similar majority in the lower house he now has the legislative firepower to make substantial changes, including rewriting Japan’s pacifist constitution.


Dr David Envall (International Relations, Australian National University) talks to Matt Smith about the election results and what Abe could do with this power.

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