Shinzo Abe expected to be next Japanese prime minister

Shinzo Abe expected to be next Japanese prime minister

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Japanese politician Shinzo Abe recently managed to bring back his conservative party to a victory at the elections, which brings them back into power after a three-year hiatus. Abe said on December 17, 2012, that the road ahead will not be an easy one.

The minister pointed out that it will not be an easy task to revive Japan’s falling economy and boost its national security amidst detoriating relations with China. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won about 294 seats out of the 480-seat lower house of parliament in Sunday’s nationwide elections .

The official results are expected to be announced on December 17, 2012. Now that the elections are done, the members of the parliament will vote for the new prime minister, which is expected to begin as soon as December 25, 2012.

Abe has the most chances to win the elections and was the prime minister between 2006-2007. The Japanese minister has a higher probability to take power as LDP holds the majority in the lower house. The 58-year-old said on Monday, “We won more seats than even we expected. We have a very heavy responsibility.” On the other hand, the outgoing minister Yoshihiko Noda announced his resignation on December 16, 2012 and added that the election results were severe.