Japan LDP, partner secure two-thirds parliament majority: TV

TOKYO Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:23am EST

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner New Komeito secured a two-thirds majority in an election on Sunday for the 480-member lower house of parliament, local television reported.

A two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house will allow the coalition to override the upper chamber on most matters. The LDP and New Komeito combined fall short of a majority in the upper house.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Edmund Klamann)