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31 Aug, 2009 13:39

“Japan's democracy was not a real one till now”

Japan’s ruling Conservatives have suffered a landslide defeat at the hands of the Democratic Party. Natalya Stapran, political analyst from the Moscow Institute of International Relations shared her reaction with RT.

Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, is beginning a transition to power which brings to an end over fifty years of rule by the Conservatives.

Exit polls suggest an overwhelming change in national feeling, with the Democrats winning over three quarters of the seats available.

Many, including the South Korean President, say they hope the new government may be able to improve relations with Japan's Asian neighbors.

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