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Japan election

Fumio Kishida elected as new leader of Japan's ruling LDP

Former foreign minister set to become new prime minister ahead of autumn election

Fumio Kishida poses for a picture at the Liberal Democratic Party headquarters after he was elected as the party president in Tokyo on Sept. 29. (Photo by Kai Fujii)

TOKYO -- Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, won a four-way race to lead Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday, setting him up to succeed Yoshihide Suga as prime minister and take the party into a general election this autumn.

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