Censure Motion against Abe Voted Down at Upper House

Politics

Tokyo, June 24 (Jiji Press)--The ruling coalition on Monday voted down a censure motion against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the House of Councillors, the upper chamber of the Diet, Japan's parliament.

Meanwhile, the opposition camp is preparing to introduce a no-confidence motion against his cabinet in the House of Representatives, the lower chamber, Tuesday.

The moves precede the end of the current Diet session Wednesday and an Upper House election expected for July.

The motion was jointly submitted by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and other opposition parties Friday, claiming that Abe's arrogance and disrespect for the people and the Diet have created a serious situation that cannot be overlooked.

At an Upper House plenary meeting Monday, the censure motion was rejected by a majority vote, led by the coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito.

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