Abe's snap poll gambit may backfire


Shinzo Abe
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks in London in June 2013
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a snap election in Japan on October 22, in a bid to seal his coalition's majority in the lower house.

But, as Shorenstein APARC's Daniel Sneider suggests, Abe may not have taken into account Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike's opposition and growing support.

Read the full article at Reuters.