Okinawa elects new governor opposed to U.S. air base

November 17, 2014 4:47 PM

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Okinawa elects new governor opposed to U.S. air base

(CNN) -- The election of a new governor in Okinawa looks set to complicate controversial plans to relocate an unpopular U.S. air base on the Japanese island.

Takeshi Onaga, a staunch opponent of the base, comfortably defeated the incumbent, Hirokazu Nakaima, in the vote on Sunday and quickly vowed to do everything he could to prevent the construction of the new facility for the U.S. Marines.

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