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On 16 December, a general election for the House of Representatives (Lower House) took place, booting ruling party the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) out of office. The election brought Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which ruled for 50 plus years before the DPJ ruling of only three and a half years, back to power. LDP with its coalition partner New Komeito Party now has over a two-third majority of the 480 members in the Lower House.