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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.

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.