Japan

Former Japanese Prime Minister Elected as Opposition Leader

Shinzo Abe's back

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Japan's tough-talking former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who is calling for a stronger stance against China, has been elected as president of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party.

Abe, who defeated ex-defense chief Shigeru Ishiba in a run-off election Wednesday, could get another chance to lead Japan, if the LDP wins next election as polls suggest.

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