Tokyo: Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe came out unscathed and won a second consecutive term as ruling party Chief and hence Premier for next three years.
Abe became the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President and defeated former LDP executive Seiko Noda who failed to gain enough sponsors and could hence not suceeded in presenting a challenge within the party poll.
Abe was confident of his success which he made evident even before registering his vote when he addressed his supporters optimistically. Abe pledged to retain focus on reviving world’s third biggest economy – Japan, and promised to deepen debate on revising Japan’s pacifist constitution.
Abe added that, besides creating a virtuous economic cycle, he intends to spread the feeling of recovery to every nook and corner of regions throughout the country. He vouched for complete growth story sans deflation and bring Japan a step forward towards establishing itself as a strong, growth oriented economy.