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Japanese Parliament Elects Yoshihiko Noda As Prime Minister

30/08/2011 17:24 BST | Updated 30/10/2011 09:12 GMT

Yoshihiko Noda has become Japan's seventh prime minister in six years, inheriting a parliament racked by division, a sluggish economy and a nation struggling to recover from the 11 March tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis.