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Japan PM Abe eats a local grilled fish during his official campaign kick-off for the Dec 14 lower house election, in Soma...Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), eats a local grilled fish during his official campaign kick-off for the December 14 lower house election, at the Soma Haragama fishing port in Soma, Fukushima prefecture, December 2, 2014.    REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Japan‘s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, eats a local grilled fish during his official campaign kick-off for the December 14 lower house election, at the Soma Haragama fishing port in Soma, Fukushima prefecture. 

Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) poses for photographers in front of the party's offices in Rochester, England, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, a day after a special election. UKIP, Britain's anti-immigration party, UKIP, has easily won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless,  a former Conservative lawmaker ran well ahead of his old party. Reckless, the second Conservative to leave the party and win a seat for UKIP, won 42 percent of the vote in a special election in the Rochester & Strood constituency in southeast England.

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Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, stands in front of party offices in Rochester, England on Friday. Ukip, Britain’s anti-immigration party, won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless, a former Conservative MP, was elected ahead of his old party

Susi Pudjiastuti...Indonesian Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, center, adjusts her sunglasses as she prepares for a photo session after the inauguration ceremony for the newly appointed Cabinet members at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

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Indonesian maritime and fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti, centre, adjusts her sunglasses as she prepares for a photo session after the inauguration ceremony for the newly appointed Cabinet members at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia 

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg with Business Secretary, Vince Cable in the audience prior to Vince  Cable making his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow.

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg with Business Secretary, Vince Cable in the audience prior to Vince Cable making his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow.

Prime Minster, David Cameron, laughs as Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delives his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.

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Prime Minster, David Cameron, laughs as Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delivers his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon. 

Ukip leader Nigel Farage during morning media interviews ahead of the Ukip annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in South Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 26, 2014. See PA story POLITICS Ukip. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage during morning media interviews ahead of the Ukip annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in South Yorkshire. 

Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, takes part in a driving game on a stand in the conference hall at the Labour party conference in Manchester

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Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, takes part in a driving game on a stand in the conference hall at the Labour party conference in Manchester

Ed Miliband invites Labour members of the No campaign in the Scottish referendum on stage for a photocall at the Labour party conference in Manchester today.

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Ed Miliband invites Labour members of the No campaign in the Scottish referendum on stage for a photocall at the Labour party conference in Manchester today. 

Fiji's military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama (L) shares a light moment with an election official (R) before casting his election vote at the Vatuwaqa Public School in the capital Suva on September 17, 2014. Polling booths opened on September 17 in Fiji's first election since a 2006 military coup, with police reporting no early problems and a festive atmosphere prevailing in the South Pacific nation's capital. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS        (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty I

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Fiji’s military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama shares a light moment with an election official before casting his election vote at the Vatuwaqa Public School in the capital Suva. Polling booths opened on Wednesday in Fiji’s first election since a 2006 military coup, with police reporting no early problems and a festive atmosphere prevailing in the South Pacific nation’s capital. 

Member of Parliament Carswell and Farage, leader of Britain's UKIP party, walk through the town centre at Clacton-on-Sea in south east England...Member of Parliament (MP) Douglas Carswell (R) and Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP) party, laugh as they walk through the town centre of Clacton-on-Sea in south east England August 29, 2014. British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a setback on Thursday when a lawmaker from his ruling Conservative party unexpectedly resigned and defected to the anti-EU UKIP party which has no seats in the British parliament. The defection of Douglas Carswell comes eight months before a national election in which UKIP threatens Cameron's re-election chances.   REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS)

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Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s UK Independence Party party, laugh as they walk through the town centre of Clacton-on-Sea.