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Failure in Sunday's election after three years in power leaves leftists once again relegated to the sidelines.
Shinzo Abe, who served as premier for a year from September 2006, easily beats rival in run-off for LDP chief's post.
Mainstream parties in Japan are losing the trust of the people as renegade politicians gain support.
Defying expectations, Yoshihiko Noda bases his selections on unity building rather than political experience.
Naoto Kan confirms he is stepping down, paving the way for a race to elect Japan's sixth leader in five years.
Naoto Kan, criticised over his handling of nuclear crisis, expects new prime minister to be appointed by end of August.
A potential breakdown of public trust in government officials could lead to widespread regression in democratic reform.
Takeaki Matsumoto's appointment comes with a long list of challenges, including managing strained ties with China.
Naoto Kan says he intends to stay in office until next election, as resignation of foreign minister deepens crisis.
Japanese PM Naoto Kan retains seat after defeating veteran lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa in a bruising party leadership vote.
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