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Japan: Abe’s election ‘gamble’ turned into victory

Abe and his LDP-Komeito coalition were victorious at yesterday’s lower house elections. The disappointing election result for the opposition side is not surprising when one takes into account the short amount of time for a structured election campaign.

Economic Report

Japanese snap elections: logic or gamble?

Japanese Premier Abe called for snap lower house elections to be held on October 22. We expect Abe’s coalition to win the election by majority, but major changes on the opposition side can turn the snap election from initial logic to a gamble.

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Stop met hopen op morgen (Dutch)

Als u de afgelopen jaren ons Economisch Kwartaalbericht met enige regelmaat heeft gelezen, dan bent u geregeld zinnen tegengekomen als ‘de neerwaartse risico’s zijn groter dan de opwaartse’ of ‘de kans bestaat dat de groei ook komend jaar lager uitvalt’. En niet voor niets.