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Japan's LDP gains boost for general election after Suga's decision to quit

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, on Sept 3, 2021. PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's decision to step down will likely boost the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) chances at the upcoming Lower House election, analysts said.

But there was also concern that his departure after a year will herald a return to Japan's revolving door of prime ministers.

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