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Japanese election upends long-ruling party

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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:26 pm | Updated: 3:09 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

TOKYO — Japan's opposition swept to a historic victory in elections Sunday, crushing the ruling conservative party that has run the country for most of the postwar era and assuming the daunting task of pulling the economy out of its worst slump since World War II.

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