Polls open in Japan election overshadowed by Shinzo Abe’s killing

Voters in Japan are casting their ballots in an upper house election overshadowed by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination.
The election on Sunday could see the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) increase its majority.
Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister who remained a dominant presence in the LDP, was gunned down on Friday while delivering a speech in support of a local candidate in the western city of Nara, a killing the political establishment condemned as an attack on democracy itself.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other politicians have insisted the shock killing would not halt the democratic process.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports.

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