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Momentum for Lower House dissolution for snap election dissipating

  • October 29, 2016
  • , Asahi
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Saturday morning’s Asahi and Nikkei highlighted press remarks made on Friday by the secretaries general of the ruling LDP and Komeito, who toned down their rhetoric on PM Abe’s purported desire to dissolve the Lower House in January for a snap election. LDP’s Nikai said: “I don’t think the premier has such an idea in mind at present.” The papers speculated that the two officials may have previously mentioned the possibility of a snap election repeatedly to remind junior lawmakers to be constantly prepared for such a possibility.

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