Takako Doi secured another unchallenged term as Social Democratic Party leader on Friday, officials of the small opposition party said.

Doi, who filed her candidacy the same day, secured her third two-year term as SDP leader since former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama relinquished his position to her in December 1996.

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