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Kan Re-elected DPJ President over Ozawa

9, 15. 2010

   Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan defeated rival Ichiro Ozawa in the presidential election of ruling Democratic Party of Japan on Sep. 14 2010. Kan received 721 points while Ozawa had 491 points at the election. While Kan was strongly helped by party's supporters, Ozawa acquired 400 out of 812 DPJ's Diet members.

   After being elected, Kan started to focus on selecting new party leadership as well as the Cabinet members. On Sep. 15, Kan met Ozawa, former PM Yukio Hatoyama, and some other DPJ members. It is said that Kan asked Ozawa for cooperation in appointing party executives.

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