July 5, 2020 / 11:25 AM / a month ago

Tokyo incumbent governor Koike wins second term-NHK exit poll

A voter wearing a protective face mask watches candidate posters, including current governor Yuriko Koike, for the Tokyo Governor election in front of a voting station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan July 5, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Voters in Tokyo re-elected incumbent Yuriko Koike as their next governor, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday, citing its exit poll, as the Japanese capital grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and prepares for next year’s Olympics.

Koike’s victory had been widely expected after her handling of the virus outbreak won plaudits from the public.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka, Editing by William Maclean

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