Japanese Prime Minister and ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Shinzo Abe (R) smiles as he points to a flower pinned next to his name in the candidates list board as LDP Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki (L) gestures at the party headquarters in Tokyo on December 14, 2014.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election December 14 in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.      AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA        (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)