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Liberal Democratic Party members expressed dismay Friday at Prime Minister Taro Aso’s remarks the previous day that he originally opposed postal privatization and was willing to review the splitup of the service.

Tsutomu Takebe, the party’s secretary general when the LDP swept to victory in the 2005 general election under then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s postal privatization banner, said Aso’s words revealed a lack of common sense.

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