Japan PM Suga: Options when to call snap election are narrowing

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan July 8, 2021. Nicolas Datiche/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that options on when to dissolve parliament and call a snap election were "narrowing."

In a news conference, Suga also said the government wanted to consider crafting a legal framework to swiftly prepare enough hospital beds for critically ill COVID-19 patients, and speed up vaccinations.

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