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Japan election

Japan voters go to polls two days after Abe assassination

Shocked nation should know results of upper house race Sunday night

A child helps cast a ballot during the upper house election at a polling station in Tokyo on July 10.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese voters are casting their ballots in the country's upper house election, two days after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead in the street during a speech to support a ruling party candidate.

The polls opened at 7 a.m. on Sunday and will close at 8 p.m. The overall results should be known later the same night.

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