Kishida reelected Japan's PM in parliamentary vote

Fumio Kishida was re-elected as Japan's prime minister on Wednesday after his governing party scored a major victory in key parliamentary elections

Fumio Kishida
Fumio Kishida
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Fumio Kishida was reelected as Japan's prime minister Wednesday after his governing party scored a major victory in key parliamentary elections.

Elected just over a month ago by parliament, Kishida called a quick election in which his governing party secured 261 seats in the 465-member lower house the more powerful of Japan's two-chamber legislature enough to maintain a free hand in pushing legislation through parliament.


The October 31 victory increases his grip on power and is seen as a mandate from voters for his weeks-old government to tackle the pandemic-battered economy, virus measures and other challenges.

Later Wednesday, he will form his second Cabinet.

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