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Analysis-Risks of party revolt grow for Japan’s PM Suga after local poll loss

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By Linda Sieg and Yoshifumi Takemoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga looks increasingly vulnerable to a challenge from within his party for the nation’s top job after an ally’s defeat in a local election on Sunday seen as a referendum on Suga’s COVID-19 response. If Suga loses, he would join a long list of short-term premiers. He took over in September after Abe quit, citing ill health and ending a rare lengthy term of nearly eight years. Suga, whose term as ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader ends next month, has seen his support slide from highs of about…

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