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Japan budget boycotted by lawmakers

03-01-2011 12:30 BJT

Japan's government has pushed through a 1 trillion U.S. dollar budget for the year from April in the lower house, but some MPs from Prime Minister Naoto Kan's own party boycotted the vote, according to media reports.

Kan is facing great difficulty in getting the divided parliament to pass the bills needed to enact a workable 2011/12 budget, as they require approval by the upper chamber. But the opposition in the upper chamber have threatened to use their majority status to block legislation.

 

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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