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CDPJ Unlikely to Submit No-Confidence Motion against Abe Cabinet

CDPJ Unlikely to Submit No-Confidence Motion against Abe Cabinet

   Tokyo, June 17 (Jiji Press)--The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan is now considering refraining from submitting a no-confidence motion against the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the ongoing parliamentary session, scheduled to end on June 26, informed sources said Monday.
   While a triennial House of Councillors election is expected to be held on July 21 as the ruling coalition eyes no extension of the session, there remain concerns in the opposition camp that Abe may call a double election for both chambers of the Diet if he faces a no-confidence motion in the House of Representatives, the lower parliamentary chamber.
   "There's no need to help him dissolve (the Lower House for a snap election), by introducing a no-confidence motion," a CDPJ executive said.
   Still, there are calls within the CDPJ for seeking an Upper House censure against the prime minister ahead of the election for the chamber.
   "It seems reasonable for us to submit a censure motion in the Upper House," CDPJ leader Yukio Edano told reporters in Kyoto on Monday.

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