Video: Japan opposition wins polls

More than 50 years of almost continous LDP rule is brought to an end.

    With Taro Aso, the Japanese prime minister, conceding defeat in parliamentary after exit polls suggested a landslide victory for Yukio Hatoyama and his Democratic Party in parliamentary elections, a dramatic transformation of Japanese politics has been achieved.

    More than half a century of almost continuous rule by the Liberal Democratic Party has been brought to an end.

    Hatoyama campaigned on promises of more people-centred politics, and has pledged to smash Japan's rigid pro-business bureaucracy.

    Al Jazeera's Steven Chao reports from the capital, Tokyo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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