Japan Polls: No clear winner seen

Nov 16 2012, 12:55 IST
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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda was poised to dissolve Japan's parliament Friday, setting the stage for elections next month.  (Reuters) Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda was poised to dissolve Japan's parliament Friday, setting the stage for elections next month. (Reuters)
SummaryPolls show that nearly half of the electorate is undecided on which party to support.

parties and form a so-called ``third force'' to counter the LDP and DPJ, but it appears they are having difficulty reconciling some of their differing policy views, including on nuclear power.

Japan is going through a messy period of political transition with its merry-go-round of prime ministers and the emergence of various parties to challenge the long-dominant LDP, experts say.

“The era of one-party dominance is clearly over and behind us,'' said the professor, Nakano. ``We know what we are transiting from, but we don't know where we are going.''

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