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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday won a new term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party after Seiko Noda failed to gather enough support from LDP Diet members to file her candidacy.

Because she could not get 20 lawmakers to sign their names and no other candidate stepped forward, the LDP won’t bother to hold the election that had been scheduled for Sept. 20.

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