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A 63-year-old former Miyazaki Prefectural Assembly member won the mayoral election in Kushima unopposed Sunday after his predecessor was removed from office because one of his supporters was convicted of buying votes.

Shigenori Suzuki, who entered the prefectural assembly in 1990 after a stint on the Kushima Municipal Assembly, pledged to shake up what he called an outdated city administrative system run by cliques.

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