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Yukio Hatoyama, secretary general of the Democratic Party of Japan, indicated Friday the main opposition party will not support Deputy Bank of Japan Gov. Toshiro Muto if he is picked to succeed Toshihiko Fukui as chief of the central bank.

Muto, a former administrative vice finance minister, is regarded as a leading candidate to succeed Fukui, whose term expires in March 2008.

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