Japan PM Abe considers sales tax hike delay, snap election: media

November 9, 2014 5:20 AM

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Japan PM Abe considers sales tax hike delay, snap election: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering dissolving the lower house of parliament and calling a snap election if he decides to delay a plan to raise the sales tax next year, the Yomiuri newspaper reported.

If Abe does dissolve the lower house, an election could be held on Dec. 14 or Dec. 21, the Yomiuri reported on Sunday citing several government and ruling party sources.

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