Japan's Abe re-elected as PM in special parliamentary session

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Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was re-elected as Japan's prime minister on Wednesday by a majority vote in both chambers of the Japanese parliament.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on November 1, 2017. Japan's parliament will formally re-elected Abe as prime minister after his party's crushing election victory, setting the 63-year-old on track to become the country's longest-serving premier.

Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was re-elected as Japan's prime minister on Wednesday by a majority vote in both chambers of the Japanese parliament.

Both houses of parliament convened on Wednesday for a special session following the Oct. 22 lower hose election, which saw the ruling coalition sweep to victory.

Abe, as Japan's 98th prime minister, will hold talks with Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi, and inaugurate a new cabinet later in the day.

Abe is set to reappoint all the members of the outgoing cabinet, informed sources have said.


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