Former Japan Premier Abe Elected as Head of Opposition LDP

Former Japan Premier Abe Elected as Head of Opposition LDP

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Shinzo Abe, third from right, 58, defeated former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba, second from right, in a runoff to become head of the Liberal Democratic Party ahead of elections Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda must call by August.