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Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi does not believe the Liberal Party will withdraw from the coalition government, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiromu Nonaka said Monday.

Nonaka was responding to remarks made Sunday by former Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Taku Yamasaki that the prime minister will have to either dissolve the Lower House and call a snap election or have his entire Cabinet resign if the Liberal Party, headed by Ichiro Ozawa, quits the coalition.

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