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The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, have deepened their reliance on each other since forming an alliance two decades ago.

The LDP, Komeito and the now-defunct Liberal Party established a coalition government in 1999. The LDP and Komeito have cooperated in every election since, even during a rare stint when they were out of power for just over three years.

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