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Search is On in Japan For New Premier

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has begun the search for a new prime minister, a day after Yasuo Fukuda announced he was stepping down. Taro Aso, a former foreign minister and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s secretary general, is a front-runner for the post. Fukuda’s resignation represents yet another setback for the ruling party, which suffered a major defeat in Upper House elections last year and triggered the resignation of then Premier Shinzo Abe.

Former Foreign Minister Taro Aso, current secretary-general of Liberal Democratic Party is a frontrunner for the premiership

Former Foreign Minister Taro Aso, current secretary-general of Liberal Democratic Party is a frontrunner for the premiership

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