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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday appointed Olympics minister Shunichi Suzuki as chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s General Council in a shake-up of the party leadership.

Abe also picked former education minister Hakubun Shimomura as head of the LDP’s Election Strategy Committee, while retaining Toshihiro Nikai as secretary-general and Fumio Kishida as policy chief.

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