Ichiro Ozawa was re-elected uncontested as leader of the Liberal Party for a second three-year term Wednesday, officials said.

The opposition party accepted candidates at its Tokyo headquarters between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., during which time only Ozawa’s candidacy was put forward. Liberal Party Secretary General Hirohisa Fujii filed the nomination, submitting a list of 26 party Diet members who recommend Ozawa for the leadership. The list did not include Ozawa himself.

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