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Incumbent Heita Kawakatsu was re-elected as Shizuoka governor Sunday, defeating a candidate backed by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a contest viewed as a prelude to next month’s pivotal House of Councilors election.

It was the third local election loss for the ruling LDP, following the mayoral races in Nagoya in April and in Saitama in May.

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