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Japanese PM, Suga survives vote of no confidence

The beleaguered Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga survived an opposition vote of no confidence.

With a majority of seats from its Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its small coalition partner Komeito, the lower house of parliament voted against the opposition bill on Tuesday.

The opposition had criticized Suga for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his unwavering commitment to hosting the Olympics.

The fragmented opposition camp wanted to continue the debate on this point, but its request for an extension of the current parliamentary session was rejected by the government as unnecessary.

The opposition’s decision came just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

The capital is still in a state of emergency until Sunday.

Suga had not ruled out the early dissolution of parliament if the vote of no confidence was successful.

However, he said tackling the pandemic was a priority.

Suga’s term as party leader and prime minister ends on September 30 and he is due to hold lower house elections no later than October 21.

Observers believe he will likely wait until the end of the Tokyo Games before calling an election.

A change in the ruling party is considered unlikely due to the fragmented nature and weakness of the opposition camp.

Suga had enjoyed a polling rate of around 70% at the start of his tenure.

But a series of scandals, involving the nepotism of members of his party, as well as Suga’s handling of the pandemic and the vaccination process that was slow to gain momentum, caused his ratings in the polls to drop.

His membership in the Tokyo Olympics despite the pandemic has also drawn criticism.

In several polls, a majority of Japanese had called for the games to be postponed again or completely canceled. (dpa / NAN)

(NAN)

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