Japan's PM, Cabinet Resign

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TOKYO - Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso and his Cabinet have resigned en masse, paving the way for parliament to elect Yukio Hatoyama as the country's next leader.

Officials at the prime minister's office say Aso and his Cabinet resigned after having their final Cabinet meeting early Wednesday.

The resignations are a formality so that the parliament, which is now controlled by Hatoyama's party following their landslide election victory last month, can vote him in as Japan's next prime minister.

Hatoyama's victory ends more than 50 years of nearly unbroken rule by Aso's Liberal Democratic Party.
     
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