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Liberal Democratic Party leader Mr. Shinzo Abe on Wednesday formed his Cabinet after the Diet nominated him as Japan’s new prime minister. This is his second tenure as prime minister, with the LDP returning to power after an absence of three years and three months.

In the Dec. 16 Lower House election, the LDP and its ally Komeito secured more than two-thirds of the seats in the Diet chamber, theoretically making it possible for the coalition to overturn decisions by the Upper House on legislative bills.

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