Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Parliament`s lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back".
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved Parliament on Friday, and the elections will be held next month.
Japan`s ruling Conservative Party was expected to suffer an overwhelming defeat tomorrow in hotly contested elections.
Japan`s poll campaign kicked off Tuesday, less than two weeks before polls in which the centre-left opposition party is widely tipped to take power.
Day in Pics: 30th January
Showbiz World - January 30, 2015