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Lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party say Yukio Hatoyama’s election as president of the Democratic Party of Japan will disappoint the public because he will still be influenced by Ichiro Ozawa, the scandal-tainted DPJ chief he is replacing.

In the opposition camp, meanwhile, lawmakers expressed hope their cooperation with the DPJ will grow stronger under Hatoyama while urging the main opposition party to fulfill its responsibility by fully explaining Ozawa’s fundraising scandal.

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