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Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi has said voters don’t want an early election, and that they are keen for the new government to tackle the economic and social fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Yamaguchi’s comments, made in an interview Wednesday, come as some in Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Liberal Democratic Party have called for a swift vote to take advantage of the high support rates he has garnered since taking office Sept. 16.

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