Japan PM likely to push back parliament election - Nikkei


FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister, speaks during a joint news conference with Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister at Suga's official residence in Tokyo, Japan November 17, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is likely to push back an election for the lower house of parliament to some time after next summer as the country tackles a third wave of COVID-19 infections, the Nikkei reported on Friday.

There had been speculation inside the ruling parties that Suga would dissolve the House of Representatives in January.

(Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki)

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