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The year of the ox promises to be a tough one for Prime Minister Taro Aso and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Public support has plunged, an internal dispute has surfaced with some LDP members openly criticizing their leader, unemployment is rising and above all, a Lower House general election — in which the LDP could well be defeated by the opposition — must be held by September.

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