Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is tipped to handsomely win another three years as chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) today, in an election that has been fought on constitutional revision, the economy and the need for clean governance.
Mr Abe, who turns 64 tomorrow, has been Premier since December 2012. As the ruling party leader is usually prime minister, a victory over his rival, former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba, 61, will set him on track towards becoming Japan's longest-serving leader.
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