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The Lower House may be dissolved for a general election as soon as a replacement for incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is picked later this month, a leading Liberal Democratic Party figure said Sunday.

“It is possible it will be timed to seek voter response (to the change) when a new Cabinet is launched and support for it is likely to be high,” Shunichi Suzuki, head of the LDP’s General Council, told a TV program. “I’m one of those who are tempted by that idea.”

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