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'Japan's Opposition registers landslide victory'

Japan's opposition Democratic Party won general elections today in a landslide, ousting the long-ruling conservative party, according to media exit polls just after voting ended.

world Updated: Aug 30, 2009 17:07 IST

Japan's opposition Democratic Party won general elections on Sunday in a landslide, ousting the long-ruling conservative party, according to media exit polls just after voting ended.

An exit poll by TV Asahi predicted the Democratic Party of Japan would take 315 seats in the 480-seat lower house, while Tokyo Broadcasting System forecast the centre-left party would take 321 seats.