Opposition Submits No-Confidence Motion against Abe Cabinet


Tokyo, June 25 (Jiji Press)--The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and four other opposition forces jointly introduced a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet in the Diet, Japan's parliament, on Tuesday.

The motion, submitted to the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Diet, is apparently intended to highlight the opposition camp's confrontational approach to the Abe administration before the current Diet session ends on Wednesday.

The four other opposition forces are the Democratic Party for the People, the Japanese Communist Party, the Social Democratic Party and a Lower House group called the Reviewing Group on Social Security Policy.

Before submitting the motion, the heads of the five opposition forces held a meeting and agreed to cooperate in confronting the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito in a triennial election this summer for the House of Councillors, the upper chamber.

The no-confidence motion is expected to be put to a vote at a plenary meeting of the Lower House on Tuesday afternoon.

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