December 16, 2012 / 1:05 PM / in 5 years

Japan opposition LDP secures majority in lower house election: TV

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s opposition Liberal Democratic Party secured a majority in the powerful lower house of parliament in a national election on Sunday, local television reported.

The conservative LDP, which had been forecast to win a majority by exit polls released when voting ended on Sunday evening, will return to power after being defeated by the Democratic Party of Japan three years ago.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Edmund Klamann

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