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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe strengthened his grip on power Sunday with his ruling coalition winning a comfortable majority in the Upper House election, enabling him to pursue his goal of economic recovery amid greater political stability.

Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its smaller partner, New Komeito, ended years of opposition control of the House of Councilors by gaining 76 of the 121 seats up for grabs.

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