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MNI BRIEF: Japan Ruling Party Wins In Upper House Election

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Japan's ruling coalition won the majority of seats contested in Sunday's upper house elections, with counting still ongoing in some districts.

But while citizens validated Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government, the mood among the victors was mostly joyless, as the vote came just two days after the assassination of former leader Shinzo Abe, local news media reported. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its smaller partner Komeito together secured more than half the 125 available seats.

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Japan's ruling coalition won the majority of seats contested in Sunday's upper house elections, with counting still ongoing in some districts.

But while citizens validated Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government, the mood among the victors was mostly joyless, as the vote came just two days after the assassination of former leader Shinzo Abe, local news media reported. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its smaller partner Komeito together secured more than half the 125 available seats.

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