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LDP considering grand coalition gov't with Kan's DPJ | Kyodo News

The largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party in a policy shift is considering an idea sounded out by Prime Minister Naoto Kan's ruling Democratic Party of Japan to form a grand coalition government following the calamitous March 11 earthquake and tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis, LDP lawmakers said Thursday.

Katsuya Okada, the DPJ's No. 2 man who serves as secretary general, also sounded positive the same day about the idea of allowing other parties including the LDP in a new ruling bloc.

The LDP earlier sought to retake power by urging Kan to dissolve the lower house and call a general election but is now seeking to work as the DPJ's coalition partner to prioritize addressing the disaster, the lawmakers told Kyodo News.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 06:54:44 PM EST

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