A former secretary of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was elected mayor of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday, beating the incumbent and another contender. Shintaro Maeda, 40, backed by the Liberal Democratic Party and running for the first time, prevailed over Mayor Tomoaki Nakao, 67, and fellow newcomer Seigo Matsumura, 63. Voter turnout was 47.09 percent. […]
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