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Naoto Kan, leader of the largest opposition Democratic Party of Japan, will become head of the newly expanded version, leaders of the four parties involved decided at a meeting March 31.

The new party will be formed in about two weeks under the DPJ banner through the amalgamation of the current DPJ, Minseito (Good Governance Party), Shinto Yuai (Amity Party) and the Democratic Reform Party.

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