Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)

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Seal of the party.

The Liberal Democratic Party (Japanese:自由民主党 Jiyū-Minshutō; or just Jiminto) is one of the main political parties in Japan. It has ruled Japan for most of the time since World War II. The party is conservative.[1][2][3] The current leader is Shinzo Abe.

The party wants a close relationship with the United States, and wants fast export-based economic growth. They also want to undergo more privatization. The party is social conservative,[4] and is against the legalization of same-sex marriage. Jiminto is also a patriotic party.[5]

In 2012, the Liberal Democratic Party had around 800,000 members.[6]

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