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Ruling coalition likely to capture two-thirds majority

Sankei led with its projection for the Oct. 22 general election, underscoring that the ruling coalition of the LDP and the Komeito party is expected to win big, potentially capturing more than 310, or two-thirds, of the 465 seats up for grabs. While public support for the Party of Hope is steadily waning, more voters are apparently attracted to the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ). The daily predicted that the Party of Hope led by Tokyo Governor Koike may not be able to achieve the reelection of all of its 57 incumbents, adding that there is a possibility that none of its candidates even in its home territory of Tokyo will be able to win in single-seat districts. On the other hand, the CDPJ may possibly win more than 50 seats to become the largest opposition party. The daily added that although many LDP candidates are waging very solid campaigns across Japan, most of those running in Hokkaido and Okinawa are apparently being outperformed by their opposition rivals.  

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