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Residents of Toyosato, Shiga Prefecture, have voted to oust their mayor in a referendum over his aborted plan to tear down a historic school building, but he plans to run again.

Ballots were cast by 82.31 percent of the 5,603 eligible voters in Sunday’s poll, with 2,450 voting to recall Wasaburo Ono and 2,070 voting to keep him in office.

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