Friday, June 3, 2011

Japanese Prime Minister than censure motion

Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, survived a censure motion in Parliament on Thursday to offer his resignation once it has overcome the worst nuclear crisis in the country in a last-minute deal with the rebels in his party that threatened to topple him . Kan's offer of giving you time to prepare an extra budget to fund the cost of reconstruction of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, but surely not solve the country's prolonged political paralysis.

Thanks to Kan's maneuver, the motion of censure, called by the opposition for his handling of Japan's most profound crisis since the Second World War, was comfortably defeated by 293 to 152 votes. But weakened by disagreements within his own party and considered an outgoing official opposition, Kan may have little room to implement tax and social security reforms that Japan urgently needed to contain its growing debt and require opposition support in parliament divided.

The number two of the main opposition, the Liberal Democratic Party, made it clear he has no intention to make things easier for the ruling Democratic Party despite the offer of Kan. "We plan to move forward while holding firmly to the continuation of the Government of Kan is not good for the country nor for the people", said Secretary-General Nobuteru Ishihara told reporters.

The officer repeated his party's position to block a bill needed to fund 44 percent of the budget for this fiscal year $ 1 billion less than Democrats to abandon their spending promises. Kan, who took over last year as the fifth Prime Minister of Japan in five years, is struggling to manage the crisis on the ground atomic Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Daiichi and payment of rebuilding the country's northeastern region, devastated by the tsunami.

Speaking shortly after the vote, Kan told lawmakers of his party would resign after the crisis. "I wish the younger generation to assume various responsibilities once I fulfill certain roles, while working on managing the disaster," said a solemn Kan to the group. But he said when he resigned.

When later, at a press conference, was asked to specify a date, refused to respond. However, his comments suggested he may try to stay until the damaged reactor at the plant to be stabilized in a "cold end", a process expected to take until January.

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