Japan's Abe faces challenges from new parties in snap election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hoping to take advantage of an opposition caught off guard by a snap election. But new political parties could make this election unpredictable.

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    Campaigning has begun for Japan's next general election.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hoping to take advantage of an opposition caught off guard by a snap election.

    But new political parties could make this election unpredictable.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Tokyo.


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