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DPJ Now Strongest Party in Kyushu

The results of the landslide victory by the Democratic Party of Japan in the recent lower house elections means that the party has for the first time won the most number of seats in the 38 direct-election districts in Kyushu and Okinawa Prefecture. It won 20 of the 28 seats it directly contested with the former ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party. Meanwhile, the LDP lost all the seats in Nagasaki, Oita, and Okinawa Prefectures for the first time.

Published: Sep 3, 2009 / Last Updated: Sep 3, 2009

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