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Abe re-elected prime minister in Japan

By Agencies in Tokyo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-25 07:38:12

Previous Cabinet unchanged, except for appointment of defense minister

Shinzo Abe won endorsement on Wednesday to serve another term as prime minister after winning a renewed mandate from the electorate for his "Abenomics" strategies to revive the world's third-biggest economy.

Abe won 328 votes out of the 470 cast by lawmakers in a special session of the lower house on Wednesday. Since the ruling Liberal Democratic Party holds 326 lower house seats, two other lawmakers also cast votes for Abe.

Abe re-elected prime minister in Japan

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