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DPJ: Noda won't call election in 2012

11-05-2012 07:18 BJT

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Japan's Kyodo News says public support for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's government has fallen to a record-low of 17.7 percent.

The latest opinion polls show a fall in support of 11.5 percent, compared with last month. Japan’s opposition parties have been pressing Noda to announce a date for the dissolution of parliament and an early election, by the end of this year. But the General Secretary of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan says that won’t happen.

Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's prime minister, delivers his policy speech in the lower house of
parliament in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

Azuma Koshiishi says several bills must be passed before any election, including a crucial budget bill.

However, the opposition Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito Party are both continuing to call on Noda to dissolve parliament by the end of the year, citing a lack of public and political confidence.


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