Written by Staff Writer
25 Sep, 2017 | 6:19 pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early and will dissolve parliament on Thursday.
Speaking at a televised press conference on Monday, Abe said the election would be an appraisal of his spending plans ahead of a tax hike and his handling of the crisis on the Korean peninsula. He added that he would resign as Prime Minister if his party failed to win a majority.
“I will dissolve the lower house on September 28,” Premier Abe declared at a press conference.
Premier Abe did not set a date for the vote but Japanese media suggest it will be on 22 October.
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