Mourning Abe, Japan’s ruling party secures sombre election win

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By Satoshi Sugiyama and Elaine Lies TOKYO/NARA (Reuters) – With flags at half-mast, Japan mourned the killing of former premier Shinzo Abe on Monday even as the ruling party that he had dominated secured an election win that gives current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida the chance to cement his own power. Three days after he was gunned down at an election rally, Abe’s body was taken to Zojoji Temple in Tokyo for a wake, due to be held on Monday evening, with a private funeral scheduled for Tuesday. As authorities raised questions about security after the killing of Japan’s longest-serving prime m…

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