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Chief Cabinet Secretary Kanezo Muraoka on Monday said comments he made the previous day alluding to a possible dissolution of the House of Representatives were misinterpreted by the media.

“What I said is that there were past examples in which a no-confidence motion resulted in dissolution of the Lower House and a subsequent general election,” Muraoka explained at a regular press conference.

On Sunday, Muraoka, speaking on condition of anonymity before reporters, mentioned the examples in reference to moves by the opposition to file a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet and to stall Diet deliberations on major bills.

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