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Abe lacks enduring success as Japan's longest-serving prime minister

In power for nearly 2,886 days, he has not kick-started Japan's economy

| Japan

In December 2012, Shinzo Abe surprised Japan's political establishment by surging back to power. The surprise rested in the widely held view that his earlier scandal-plagued 366 days as prime minister in 2006-07 had been a complete dud.

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