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Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Abe has a rising chance of becoming Japan's longest-serving leader in more than four decades as the opposition is hobbled by factionalism and shifting policies as well as funding shortages. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images