Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a key parliamentary election despite broad unpopularity among voters. But the electoral triumph isn’t expected to boost his ratings.A lack of a strong opposition helped his ruling coalition government, led by the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, retain its super majority in the lower house of parliament on Sunday. That’s despite waning public appeal for the 63-year-old leader amid a string of scandals.”This is a curious election, the LDP had a landslide with a prime minister who’s quite unpopular,” said Gerald Curtis, a political science professor at Columbia University. “The overwhelming opinion is that Abenomics has not been a great success but everything the opposition offers as an alternative would be much worse.”
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