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Suga denies a snap election that would delay LDP leadership race

Japan's PM rushes to revamp ruling party's leadership in gambit for support

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will bring new faces into the ruling party's leadership team to shore up public support. 

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday morning that he doesn't plan a snap election that would delay the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's leadership race. He told reporters, "Considering the situation of coronavirus infections, we are not in a position to dissolve the Diet. I am not thinking about postponing the LDP's presidential election."

Suga is set to announce a new leadership team for the LDP as early as next week, taking a risky bet in the run-up to the party's presidential election in a bid to shore up flagging public support.

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