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Japan PM Suga to replace key party ally ahead of election -media

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By Antoni Slodkowski and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) -Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to replace an unpopular long-term ally as he seeks to shore up support ahead of a party leadership election he must win before the general election planned for October, media said on Tuesday. Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai told Suga he would step down at meeting on Monday, the reports said. “I’ve been in the Secretary General post for more than five years, I want you to do the reshuffle without hesitation,” Nikai told Suga, according to the public broadcaster N…

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