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President Trump’s tweet on “July elections” sparks speculation on “double election”

All papers reported that President Trump’s tweet posted on Sunday regarding a trade deal with Japan has triggered speculation among Japanese politicians that Prime Minister Abe may have suggested to the President that he may dissolve the Lower House in the near future so as to hold a general election alongside the Upper House race scheduled for July 21. This was because the President used the plural, writing “until after their July elections,” when describing the July race for the Upper House.

 

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