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Japan PM Abe: not considering calling snap election

Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that he was "not considering at all" calling a general election now, while pledging to do the utmost to clarify facts over scandals including document alterations related to a controversial sale of public land.

"What is required now is to discuss policy and carry out what we promised last year," Abe told the lower house of parliament.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)