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Japan opposition to win most seats in Tokyo poll-Kyodo
July 12, 2009 / 11:16 AM / 8 years ago

Japan opposition to win most seats in Tokyo poll-Kyodo

TOKYO, July 12 (Reuters) - Japan’s opposition Democratic Party was likely to win the most seats and the ruling bloc could lose its majority in a Tokyo election on Sunday, Kyodo news agency reported.

A defeat would intensify moves to oust unpopular Prime Minister Taro Aso before a looming national election.

The vote for the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is widely seen as a bellwether for a national election that must be held by October.

A Democratic Party victory in the lower house election would end half a century of nearly unbroken rule by the conservative LDP and raise the chances of resolving a deadlock in a divided parliament.

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