LDP Gives Up Presenting Constitutional Reform Draft for Now


Tokyo, Dec. 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Liberal Democratic Party has given up plans to present its draft of constitutional reforms during the ongoing extraordinary parliamentary session due to end Monday, it was learned Wednesday.

The ruling party made the decision as opposition parties are condemning the LDP for holding a meeting of the House of Representatives Commission on the Constitution high-handedly last week under the authority of Chairman Eisuke Mori of the LDP.

The party now believes it would be wise not to fuel opposition criticism by taking another heavy-handed action, informed sources said.

On Wednesday, the ruling coalition accepted a request from the opposition side not to hold a meeting of the Lower House commission Thursday, which will be the panel's last regular meeting day during the current Diet session unless the session is extended.

The House of Councillors Commission on the Constitution skipped a meeting Wednesday.

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