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Share of votes won by political parties in Japan's 11 proportional representation blocs
Politics

Japan's general election in four charts

How Abe's coalition achieved fifth straight win in national elections

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide victory in Sunday's general election has extended the ruling camp's winning streak to five national elections in as many years. In the latest election, the ruling coalition maintained a super majority -- two-third of parliamentary seats -- in the more powerful lower house.

This has happened even as Abe himself has seen his approval ratings fall in recent polls. Here are four charts that explain how the coalition managed to cling on to power.

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