Japan's PM Shinzo Abe poised to win snap election

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are on course for victory in the country's snap general election.

Exit polls on Sunday projected a victory for Abe's ruling coalition in the lower house election, called a year ahead of schedule.

With a win and a third consecutive three-year term, Abe remains on track to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister since the Second World War.

Abe's hardline stance in dealing with the North Korean nuclear threat has led to a recent surge in his ratings.

Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke reports from Tokyo.

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