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Japan parliament meets to install Aso

world Updated: Sep 24, 2008 10:38 IST

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Japan's parliament opened a session on Wednesday to install conservative Taro Aso as prime minister, officials said.

Aso is assured of winning the parliamentary vote as he overwhelmingly won a leadership election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to succeed Yasuo Fukuda, who resigned as prime minister on September 1 faced with slumping approval ratings.