New Komeito chief Takenori Kanzaki on Tuesday opposed plans by the Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, the Liberal Party, to submit to the Diet today a bill seeking to cut 50 Lower House seats.

The LDP and Liberal Party agreed in January to reduce the number of proportional-representation seats in the 500-seat Lower House to 150 from the current 200 as one of the conditions for launching the coalition government.

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