Masanori Arai, a lawmaker of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, submitted a letter of resignation Saturday to the House of Representatives secretariat, two days after prosecutors indicted him on charges of vote-buying.

Arai, a 48-year-old Lower House member who represented the Saitama prefectural No. 8 district, admitted to having been involved in vote-buying activities, a violation of the Public Offices Election Law, during campaigning for the Nov. 9. general election, according to investigative sources.

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