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All you need to know about Japanese election

Japanese Prime minister Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament on Nov. 21.

Here’s what will happen next:

Dec. 2: The official campaigning starts.

Dec. 8: The released of the revised Japan’s Q3 GDP data (the initial readings were very low and confirmed that the nation fell in recession).

Dec. 14: The election.

In the days after the election Japanese Parliament (Diet) will choose a new PM. Abe said that he will resign if his coalition doesn’t gain a majority. However, such turn of events seems unlikely.

According to the polls released on Monday, Abe’s ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls.

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