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Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso hinted Sunday that a snap election could come “soon” in the latest remarks from a Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight pointing to a possible poll.

Aso, who serves concurrently as finance minister said in a speech in Niigata Prefecture that the next administration would likely face criticism for being formed without a public mandate.

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