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Japan PM Abe plans snap election on December 14

Tokyo, November 15: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to hold snap elections on December 14, two years ahead of schedule, as he seeks to bolster his public support by delaying another scheduled tax hike, reports said today. Abe is expected to announce his decision at a press conference on Tuesday, according to major media, including the Yomiuri Shimbun. The development comes as the Abe government moves to postpone a consumption tax hike to 10.0 per cent from the current 8.0 per cent amid a series of weak economic indicators fuelling fears of a recession. The…