Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)
President: Junichiro Koizumi
Secretary General: Shinzo Abe
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), also known as Jiyu Minshuto (自由民主党, abbreviated to Jimin-to 自民党) is the biggest Japanese political party at present (2003). It is not to be confused with the now-defunct Jiyuto (Liberal Party).
On November 10, 2003, the New Conservative Party (Hoshu Shinto) was absorbed into the LDP ("Hoshu Shinto to merge with LDP").
- "Hoshu Shinto to merge with LDP". The Asahi Shimbun (Web, English). 11 November 2003. http://www.asahi.com/english/politics/TKY200311110147.html