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Shinzo Abe wins party polls, looks set to become Japan’s longest-serving PM

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JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks set to become the country’s longest-serving premier after winning a party re-election on Thursday in a victory that could pave the way to realising his dream of amending Japan’s pacifist constitution.

Abe’s re-election means he has extended his reign in office for another three years, giving him the chance of having served as premier for the longest period since Taro Katsura who filled the role between 1901 and 1913.

Party members cheered “banzai”, the celebrate a grinning Abe, who pledged to tackle constitutional reform with the party members.

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“The battle is over. Let’s build........

© Asian Correspondent