Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has swept to a comfortable victory in a snap election.

Abe’s conservative coalition was on track to win 311 seats in the 465-seat parliament putting the blue-blooded nationalist on course to become Japan’s longest-serving leader.

Millions of Japanese braved torrential rain and driving winds to vote as a typhoon bears down on the country, with many heeding warnings to cast their ballots early.

Japanese voters delivered their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The typhoon has been drenching parts of Japan as the country.

Voters cast their ballots at voting stations across Japan from 7a.m. amid heavy rain and powerful wind brought by a strong typhoon approaching to Japan’s main Honshu island.

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