Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the holding of early parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for October 22 this year.
According to a statement by Abe, the Japanese Parliament will be dissolved on Tuesday, September 26.
According to the latest polls, the current head of the Japanese government is leading by a large margin from their rivals. Abe support 44% of the vote, whereas the opposition Democratic party and a newly formed «Party of hope» gaining only 8% of the vote.
In March this year, the ruling liberal democratic party (LDP) of Japan introduced the amendments, according to which the leader of the party can take the presidency, not two, as previously, and three three-year consecutive terms.
Recall that Abe holds the post of head of the Japanese government in 2012, but in 2006 he was the Prime Minister of Japan for one year. From 2006 to 2012 in the country for six years have changed six Prime Ministers.