Japan votes in legislative elections two days after Abe’s murder

TOKYO — Japan voted on Sunday in a legislative election that politicians on all sides said would demonstrate the country’s commitment to democracy following the killing two days earlier of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The election, which will fill half of the seats in the upper house of parliament, is unlikely to change the composition of the current government, led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of the Liberal Democratic Party in coalition with a smaller party. The LDP has ruled unchallenged since returning to power in 2012 under Mr Abe.


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