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The head of the Liberal Democratic Party spoke negatively Sunday about forming a grand coalition with the ruling Democratic Party of Japan as some of the DPJ’s own members began protesting Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada’s attempt to broker such a deal the previous day.

A day after it was revealed that Okada had approached the LDP about forming a grand coalition to win opposition support for tax hike legislation, LDP President Sadakazu Tanigaki responded by saying the proposal might be impractical.

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