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Final push before Japan vote

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TOKYO: Candidates made final impassioned appeals on Saturday to Japanese voters a day before parliamentary elections that are likely to hand power back to the party that ruled the country for most of the post-war era. 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Shinzo Abe addresses a campaign rally near Tokyo on Saturday. The LDP, which ruled Japan almost continuously since 1955 until 2009, is widely expected to return to power in today's election. (AP Photo).

While many voters remain undecided — reflecting widespread disillusionment with any party — polls suggest the electorate will dump Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's ruling Democratic Party of Japan three years after it swept to power amid high hopes for change.

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