Great victory for the Japanese ruling party

The Japanese voted in the Senate elections for the ruling coalition which achieved a landslide victory in an election that was overshadowed by the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe two days ago during an election rally in Nara, western Japan.

The ruling coalition, made up of the Liberal Democratic Party (right-wing nationalist) to which Abe belongs, and his ally “Komeito”, won more than 75 of the 125 seats voted for renewal, in elections organized every three years and includes the half of the 248 seats in the Senate.

The ruling coalition now has a majority willing to change the pacifist constitution to strengthen Japan’s military role on the international stage, a goal that Abe has long aspired to.