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Tanaka Reelection #461823

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 11, 1972
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(Studio) Japan Prime Min. Tanaka and his Liberal Democratic party (which is really conservative) wins general election. Tanaka wants to cut trade surplus with US. Tanaka faces stiff opposition from left in Japanese Diet (parliament).
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Tokyo, Japan) Liberal Democratic party wins 271 of 491 seats in lower house Hope to get 10 more with independent legislators. This is 15 less than had before election. Socialists and Communists win gains. Communists have 38 seats; Socialists 31. Left hopes to block Tanaka's plan to increase defense spending.
REPORTER: John Rich

Reporter(s):
Rich, John;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:00

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