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Japan's budget goes to upper house

03-01-2011 18:54 BJT

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Japan's government has pushed a one trillion US dollar budget for the next year through the lower house. But, related bills needed to make the budget work will likely not pass through the upper house as rifts deepen in Prime Minister Naoto Kan's government.

Under the Japanese constitution, bills become law after the lower house passes them if the upper house does not vote or does not vote them down.

Having passed the lower house, the bill now needs to go to the upper house, which is controlled by the opposition. That makes approval highly unlikely before the new fiscal year begins in April.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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