Japan's Abe appears to have decided on poll: LDP official to media

November 13, 2014 4:43 AM

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Japan's Abe appears to have decided on poll: LDP official to media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to have decided to call an early election, a senior ruling party lawmaker was quoted as saying on Thursday, as expectations mount the Japanese leader would postpone an unpopular tax hike and go to the polls.

Abe said on Tuesday he had not decided on the timing of an election and his top government spokesman said on Wednesday that a decision on the national sales tax hike, which could derail a promised economic recovery, had yet to be made.

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