Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected by a landslide majority on Sunday, with his ruling coalition securing a majority in the lower house, according to media exit polls.

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party easily retained its majority in the 475-seat House of Representatives, according to an AP report.

The conservative party has been in power for much of the post-World War II era, appeared to have fallen short of securing a two-thirds majority on their own, but may have done so together with their coalition partner, the Buddhist-backed Komei party.