Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)

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This article is about the Japanese political party. For other uses of the term Liberal Democratic Party, please see Liberal Democratic Party (disambiguation).

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (自由民主党 Jiyuu-Minshutoo, usually shortened to 自民党 Jimintoo) is a conservative political party which has held power at national level near-uninterrupted since 1955, other than a three-year spell in opposition between 2009 and 2012, and a brief period out of office in the early 1990s.