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Japanese PM dissolves Parliament’s lower house ahead of general poll
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Japanese PM dissolves Parliament’s lower house ahead of general poll

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Image result for Japanese PM dissolves Parliament's lower house ahead of general pollJapanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his cabinet, dissolving parliament’s lower house as he seeks a mandate to stick to his tough stance towards a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system.

Abe, whose ratings have risen to around 50 percent from a dismal 30 percent in July, is gambling his ruling bloc can keep its lower house majority.

That is even if it loses the two-thirds super majority needed to achieve his long-held goal of revising the post-war pacifist constitution to clarify the military’s role.

He says his goal is for his coalition to retain a majority in the chamber.

But his calculations will be tested by the upcoming conservative party led by popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike.

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