PRAGUE (Kyodo) Prime Minister Taro Aso suggested Sunday a general election could be held around the time of the July 12 Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, although New Komeito, the coalition partner of Aso’s Liberal Democratic Party, does not want a poll then.

“If asked which should take precedence — the Lower House election or the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly poll — then it is the Lower House election,” Aso said here.

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