JAPAN ELECTIONS:Democrat Party Wins Power After Nearly 54 years of Conservative Rule…

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Japan’s Election: Opposition Wins Historic Victory

The opposition Democratic Party of Japan led by Yukio Hatoyama ...

The opposition Democratic Party of Japan led by Yukio Hatoyama celebrated a landslide victory in elections on Sunday which ousted the ruling conservatives after more than half a century of nearly unbroken rule. Duration: 01:05(AFPTV)

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, left, leader of the Liberal ...

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, left, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, speaks with an unidentified man while observing the parliamentary elections ballot counting at the party headquarters in Tokyo Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009. Japan’s ruling party conceded a crushing defeat Sunday after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule as voters were poised to hand the opposition a landslide victory in nationwide elections, driven by economic anxiety and a powerful desire for change.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

A TV director holds a signboard reading 'Six minutes,' notifying ...

A TV director holds a signboard reading ‘Six minutes,’ notifying a TV crew to conclude a TV interview with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in front of photographers and a TV showing live broadcasting from the Japan’s main opposition party while Aso and senior party leaders observe the parliamentary elections ballot counting at the LDP party headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009. Aso conceded defeat in elections Sunday as media exit polls indicated the opposition had won by a landslide, sending the conservatives out of power after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule amid widespread economic anxiety and desire for change.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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