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FLASH: Koizumi Appears to Win by Landslide

Sunday, September 11, 2005 Posted: 09:50 PM JST

With about half of the votes counted at 9:45 PM, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party appears to be winning by an enormous landslide. The opposition parties are not just being defeated, they are being decimated.

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