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Japan’s ruling coalition will likely win more than half of the seats being contested in Sunday’s Upper House election, according to a Kyodo News poll showing it has a solid lead over opposition parties.

Pro-constitutional amendment forces — the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito, as well as Nippon Ishin no Kai and the Democratic Party for the People and some independents — are also in sight of maintaining the two-thirds majority required to initiate proposals for constitutional revision, the telephone survey conducted from Saturday to Tuesday showed.

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