Sadakazu Tanigaki
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"Sadakazu Tanigaki"/?? ??/Tanigaki Sadakazu/extra=born March 7, 1945}} is a conservative Japanese politician who served as Minister of Finance (Japan)/Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2006 in the cabinet of Junichiro Koizumi/Jun'ichir? Koizumi. He also served as Minister of Construction and Transport in the cabinet of Yasuo Fukuda and served his ninth term as a member of the House of Representatives of Japan/House of Representatives, representing Kyoto's Fifth District. He was elected as President of the Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)/Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on September 28, 2009, following the party's massive defeat in the Japanese general election, 2009/2009 general election. He was replaced by Shinz? Abe on September 26, 2012. He was only the second LDP leader who was not simultaneously Prime Minister of Japan.

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