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The Lower House on Tuesday approved the resignation of scandal-hit member Kensuke Miyazaki, paving the way for a by-election on April 24 in Kyoto, to go along with one already set for Hokkaido.

Miyazaki, 35, a former lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, tendered his resignation Friday following the revelation that he had an affair with a woman while his wife, a fellow LDP Diet member, was pregnant.

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