Koichi Kato, who unsuccessfully led a charge to oust Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori late last month, could become prime minister in five or six years, a top policymaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Sunday.

“I guess it will be all right if they restore trust from now on. For the time being, Mori’s government will continue, but it is possible (for Kato to become prime minister) in five or six years,” Shizuka Kamei, chairman of the LDP’s Policy Research Council, said on a Fuji TV program.

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