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Peter Tasker: After an election win, get ready for more Abenomics

Japan's PM is in position to finally deliver on his signatures economic policies

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party scored a decisive election victory on Oct. 22.   © Reuters

So it is five big wins in a row for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His impressive victory in the lower house election on Oct. 22 follows two earlier lower house successes and two in votes for the upper house.

All this puts 63-year-old Abe in a strong position to secure another term as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party next autumn. If he continues in the job until 2021, as now seems probable, he will become Japan's longest-serving prime minister since the dawn of the parliamentary system in the 1880s.

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