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Japan’s Abe Re-Elected as Ruling Party Leader

Sep 20 , 2018

TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected to a new three-year term as ruling-party president, putting him in position to stay on as prime minister through 2021 and become Japan’s longest-serving leader.

Mr. Abe defeated former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba on Thursday to keep his post as head of the Liberal Democratic Party, which means he will stay on as prime minister because the party controls Parliament.

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