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Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll

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TOKYO - Voters handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumping victory in upper house elections Sunday, exit polls showed, likely ushering in a new period of stability for politically volatile Japan. 

Election staff members count votes in the upper house elections at a ballot counting centre in Tokyo on Sunday. Japanese broadcasters projected that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a majority of seats in the house. (AP photo)

The projected victory means both chambers will be under governmental control, unblocking the bottleneck that has hampered legislation for the last six short-term premiers.

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