A widely unpopular man has won another election in Japan with only 22.7% of eligible voters voting.

“I couldn’t be bothered voting,” said 29-year-old citizen Yuki Tanahaka.

The upper house election result has secured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s vice-like grip on absolute power.

Constituents who made the effort to vote for the government voiced compelling reasons.

“I support the current government because I support the current government,” said Yumiko Iida, a 45-year-old beauty therapist.

Abe will now break the record of the nation’s longest-serving premiership held by Taro Katsura, an admired politician who served three times from 1901 and is probably related to Shinzo Abe.

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