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The vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Friday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to dissolve the Lower House for a rare double election in sync with the Upper House poll this summer, citing last month’s deadly earthquakes in Kyushu.

“I think we can trust the prime minister’s words that he has not at all considered” dissolving the House of Representatives in time for the House of Councilors election in July, Masahiko Komura said.

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