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    YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MR. IKEDA NARROWLY RETAINED THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESIDENCY IN THE PARTY ELECTION,?

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    YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MR. IKEDA NARROWLY RETAINED THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESIDENCY IN THE PARTY ELECTION, AND IS THUS ASSURED OF REMAINING PRIME MINISTER FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER TWO YEARS.

    THE MAJORITY, IN THE CLOSEST AND MOST UNCERTAIN PARTY FIGHT SINCE THE WAR, WAS ONLY FOUR MORE THAN THE REQUIRED 238 SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THE 475 VALID VOTES CAST.

    IN THE VOTING MR. IKEDA'S CHIEF RIVAL, MR. SATO, OBTAINED 160, MR. FUJIYAMA 72, AND ONE VOTE WENT TO MR. NADAO, THE EDUCATION MINISTER. HOWEVER MR. SATO AND MR. FUJIYAMA HAD A COALITION IN CASE OF A SECOND BALLOT SO MR. SATO CAME WITHIN SIGHT OF VICTORY.

    MR. SATO AND MR. FUJIYAMA HAVE GONE SO FAR IN THEIR CRITICISM OF MR. IKEDA THAT THEY ARE NOW LIKELY TO BE EXCLUDED FROM CABINET ASSOCIATION. BUT THERE ARE NO SIGNS THAT THEY ARE PREPARED FOR SEPARATISM UNLESS THERE IS A SHARP SETBACK IN THE ECONOMY.

    MR. IKEDA LED THE PARTY TO A DECISIVE VICTORY IN THE GENERAL ELECTIONS LAST NOVEMBER, CAPITALIZING ON JAPAN'S INCREASING PROSPERITY, RISING LIVING STANDARDS AND INCREASED INTERNATIONAL PRESTIGE.

    HOWEVER RECENTLY, DESPITE THE NATION'S RELATIVE AFFLUENCE, MR. IKEDA'S PRESTIGE HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY INFLATIONARY TRENDS THAT HAVE SENT CONSUMER PRICES UP 20 PER CENT IN THREE YEARS.

    MR. IKEDA, WHO IS THE FIRST LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PRIME MINISTER TO WIN A THIRD PARTY TERM, IS NOT WORRIED BY THE NARROW RESULT. HE INSISTS THAT A MAJORITY, WHATEVER ITS SIZE, IS A DEMOCRATIC VICTORY.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HE SAID THAT THERE WOULD BE NO POLICY CHANGES, ONLY IMPROVED TECHNIQUE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VCOWKEWX7O0L9E9QKT6Y1QXL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VCOWKEWX7O0L9E9QKT6Y1QXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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