December 16, 2012 / 4:23 PM / 5 years ago

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

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

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