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Abe to kick off snap poll campaign this week

LDP coalition hopes to come back to power with reduced majority

Mr Abe is presenting the contest as a referendum on his policies, not only Abenomics but also "womenomics"


JAPAN's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will this week kick off campaigning for what some are calling a "double or quits" snap election which could either see his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) emerge from the Dec 14 poll with its mandate doubled from the remaining two years to four years