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A liberal-minded political party founded by ex-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has been sweeping its way through Japan’s Twitter community, amassing more than 100,000 followers in just a few days since its official launch on Monday.

The number of followers attracted by Edano’s nascent party, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (@CDP2017)), totaled 107,000 and counting as of Wednesday evening. It was fast approaching that of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (@jimin_koho), which stood at 112,000 as of Wednesday evening. The ruling party joined Twitter in July 2009.

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