Shinshinto should stop using open primaries to choose its leader, a panel within the largest opposition party said in a report released July 4.

Former Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu, head of the panel on basic problems, presented the report to Shinshinto President Ichiro Ozawa. The panel said in the report that Shinshinto should instead decide on a leader through elections held at party conventions.

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