URGENT: Japan ruling bloc tipped to win over half of upper house race seats

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Japan's ruling coalition will likely win more than half of the seats contested in the House of Councillors election this weekend, according to a Kyodo News poll released Tuesday, showing it with a solid lead over opposition parties. Pro-constitutional amendment forces -- the coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, the Japan Innovation Party and the Democratic Party for the People among others -- are also in sight of maintaining the two-thirds majority needed to initiate any proposal for constitutional reform, the telephone survey from Saturday to Tuesday showed.

Kyodo News

Kyodo News