LDP Fails to Propose Constitutional Revision

Politics

Tokyo, Dec. 10 (Jiji Press)--Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party failed to present its proposal to amend the Constitution during the extraordinary Diet session, which ended on Monday.

The party aims to submit the proposal at the coming ordinary parliamentary session, to be convened in January. It is uncertain, however, whether the party can do so.

The Commission on the Constitution of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Diet, during a meeting on Monday took procedures to continue discussions on a bill to revise the voting law.

But major opposition parties such as the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan objected to the continued discussions. The meeting broke up in some four minutes.

A similar commission of the House of Councillors, the upper chamber, held a meeting for the first time during the Diet session on Monday and ended it in some 10 minutes after appointing executives.

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