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Abe interested in holding snap election in late April?

  • March 20, 2017
  • , Sankei
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Monday’s Sankei gave top play to mounting speculation that Prime Minister Abe is looking to dissolve the Lower House soon for a snap election on April 23 in a bid to counter the opposition’s offensive on the Moritomo Gakuen scandal. Some LDP officials are underscoring the importance of holding a general election at an early date out of fear that the ruling party will be put in a difficult position in the summer as LDP candidates are expected to have a hard time in the Tokyo metropolitan election in July since popular Tokyo Governor Koike has joined hands with the Komeito party to defeat LDP assembly members who are resistant to the governor’s reform drive.

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