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Japan Votes Out Ruling Party

After almost 50 years of unbroken rule, Japan's leading party has been kicked out of power by the Democratic Party of Japan, which won 300 of the 480-seat house, according to exit polls. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would resign as head of the LDP because he takes responsibility for his party’s loss. The upset comes during a time of record unemployment and economic uncertainty for the country. "The people are angry with politics now and the ruling coalition," said the opposition's leader, Yukio Hatoyama, who called the results a "revolution." "We felt a great sense of people wanting change," he added.