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Democratic Party Again Rejects Coalition Proposal

SNA (Tokyo) — The renewed suggestion by Japan Communist Party Chair Kazuo Shii that four-party cooperation in elections logically entails discussion of a possible four-party coalition government was quickly batted down by both Democratic Party leader Renho as well as Secretary-General Yoshihiko Noda.

Both of the two top executives stated today that while they agreed with the Japan Communist Party that the Abe administration and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must be overthrown, that this did not entail providing any roadmap for what a future opposition-led government might look like.

Noda explained, “The ideals of the Democratic Party and the Japan Communist Party are different.”

When a reporter asked what ideals his party stood for, Secretary-General Noda stated, “Democratic Party ideals.”

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