Japan's opposition bloc submits no-confidence vote against Kan

08:23, June 02, 2011      

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Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan attends a debate in Tokyo, Japan, on June 1, 2011. Three Japanese opposition parties, including the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), submitted to the lower house a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Naoto Kan Wednesday, in a bid to step up efforts to bring him down. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Three Japanese opposition parties, including the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), submitted to the lower house a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Naoto Kan Wednesday, in a bid to step up efforts to bring him down.

The move came at a time when public support in Kan's Cabinet is faltering over the way it handled the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear power plant.

A survey by Mainichi Daily News revealed in May that the majority of Japanese people are dissatisfied with the government's post-disaster handling in the wake of the March 11 disasters,

About 23 percent said that they were completely dissatisfied with the way the government had dealt with the ongoing incident at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear power plant, while 45 percent said they were not very satisfied, the poll showed.

In addition, dissatisfaction is also simmering within the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) with some lawmakers close to former party chief Ichiro Ozawa reportedly saying that they may turn against Kan.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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