Tokyo, April 4 (Jiji Press)–A no-confidence motion by opposition parties against the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga would immediately prompt a dissolution of the House of Representatives for a snap election, a ruling party executive has warned.
“If (a no-confidence motion) is submitted, there will immediately be a dissolution,” Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, said on a television program aired on Sunday. The program was recorded on Friday.
“A no-confidence motion is a declaration of their intention that they cannot conduct politics together (with the government).
Are they prepared?” Nikai added.
A Lower House election needs to take place before the terms of the current members of the powerful parliamentary chamber expire on Oct. 21.
On the timing of the LDP leadership election to be held before Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s term as LDP president ends at the end of September, Nikai said only that he has not held in-depth talks with Suga on the issue, adding that he wants to make a decision by holding talks with Suga.