With 97% of the voted counted, the results in the proportional half of yesterday's election were:
In 2004, the DPJ won 21,137,458 of 55,931,787 votes.
In 2007, it won 23,256,242 of 58,913,679 votes.
Just over 18 million this time around.
What now for Abe third time round
11 hours ago