Liberal Democratic Party (Okaiken)

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Liberal Democratic Party
自由民主党 or 自民党

Jiyū-Minshutō or Jimintō
President Toshiro Kurosawa
Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba
Spokesperson Sosuke Matsudaira
Officers leader Hidehisa Otsuji
Commoners leader Toshiro Kurosawa
Founded July 14, 1977 (1977-07-14)
Split from Republican Party
Headquarters 1-11-23 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda, Okashi, Okaiken
Ideology Sanese Nationalism and Liberalism
Political position Centre
International affiliation None
Colours Maroon
115 / 251
298 / 485
Prefectural assembly members
1,271 / 2,725
Municipal assembly members
1,656 / 32,070

The Liberal Democratic Party of Okaiken (自由民主党 Jiyū-Minshutō?), frequently abbreviated to LDP, Jimintō (自民党?) or Lib Dems, is a liberal political party in Okaiken. It is one of the most consistently successful political parties in the world. The LDP has been in power since 1977, except for a brief 11 month period between 1991 and 1992. In the 2012 election it remained in control of the government. It holds 298 seats in the lower house and 115 seats in the upper house.

The LDP is not to be confused with the now-defunct Liberal Party (自由党 Jiyūtō?), which merged with the party in November 2003.