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The ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s manifesto for the Oct. 31 general election, announced Tuesday, has omitted many signature policies of new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is also the party’s president.

The development reveals a shift in the balance of power from the government to the LDP, the reverse of what happened during the tenures of his two immediate predecessors, Shinzo Abe and Yoshihide Suga.

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