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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike secures reelection amid COVID fears

Voters bank on city's first female leader to stop virus surge and pull off Olympics

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks after sewing up her reelection on July 5. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

TOKYO -- Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Sunday evening said she has won a second four-year term, with voters entrusting her to deal with rising coronavirus cases and the complex challenge of hosting next year's delayed Olympics.

The governor announced her win shortly after polling stations closed. "I have just been declared the victor in the election," she said. "I'm very grateful for the strong support I have received from the people of Tokyo."

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