30 August 2009

Japan: LDP Out of Power for only the second time in 55 years

The President of the Democratic Party of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama, is to become the new Prime Minister of Japan. His party has secured a majority of Lower House seats in today's elections, inflicting a crushing defeat on Taro Aso's Liberal Democratic Party (which seems not to have much in common with its UK namesake), which - barring ten months in the mid-90s - has been in power in Japan for more than half a century.

I'll have more on this soon...

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