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Japan's kingmaker quells rumors of early snap election

Ruling party's No. 2 supports 'bold' stimulus if needed amid coronavirus slump

Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai speaks to Nikkei in an interview. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is unlikely to call a snap election this year to solidify his political position, Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, indicated to Nikkei.

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