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  1. Japan’s Abe Calls for Dec. Election

    Shinzo Abe wants a mandate. After the bad news broke that his nation has slipped into a recession, the prime minister announced he’s dissolving parliament and holding a snap election next month. He’s seeking public support to continue his “Abenomics” plan. He’s also pushed back by 18 months a planned tax hike. His party has broad support, and the Japanese probably won’t want much change — but if Abe gets his mandate, he still has a lot of work ahead to warrant that trust. 

    The Guardian, BBC, Ozy

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