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Former Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone was selected Wednesday leader of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Upper House caucus after a tie vote with an opponent backed by many senior lawmakers of the opposition party.

Nakasone, 64, said he will try to bring in young blood to the LDP leadership and enhance its influence in the Upper House, which is now dominated by the opposition camp after the July 11 election.

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