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Ending more than half a century of almost unbroken Liberal Democratic Party rule, the administration led by the Democratic Party of Japan that was formed Wednesday is expected to bring major changes to the nation’s governance.

Chief among them is how the new government will compile its budget for fiscal 2010, which starts next April.

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