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Nuclear Poised to Be Winner as Abe Eyes Broader Japan Majority

Nuclear energy is likely be one of the big winners as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks set to return to power after elections on Dec. 14.

A broader mandate for Abe, who’s framed the snap election as a referendum on his economic policies, would embolden the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to push ahead with restarting some of the nation’s 48 idled nuclear reactors. Abe’s LDP may expand its majority in Japan’s lower house, according to opinion polls released by five newspapers on Dec. 4.