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The Japanese parliament did not pass a vote of no confidence in the government.

The Japanese parliament did not pass a vote of no confidence in the government.

The lower house of the Japanese Parliament by a majority did not pass a resolution on a vote of no confidence in the government, put forward by the opposition parties. The broadcast is broadcast live on the channel of the chamber on the Internet.


The vote was by roll-call, which is also a favorable result for the government: most of the parliamentary portfolios in the chamber belong to the Liberal Democratic Party and its partner in the ruling coalition, the Komeito Party.

On Friday, part of Japan’s opposition parties submitted to the lower house a draft resolution on a vote of no confidence in the government led by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

In pre-vote speeches, deputies criticized the government for continuing price increases that nullify all attempts to raise salaries, scandals related to the government’s actively implemented personal number system, which will have to accumulate information on health care and taxation, the increase in military spending, which the government is promoting with the end of last year, including a law adopted earlier on Friday by a majority of votes of the ruling coalition to provide funding for the growth of military spending. Kisida was also blamed for his ambiguous allusions to the intention to dissolve parliament, and then his refusal to do so – the deputies called it “the theater of one actor”, and also recalled the resignations with scandals in the government, the last of which was the resignation of his son from the post of personal secretary because of a media scandal.


There has been a lot of speculation in Japan in recent weeks about whether a no-confidence vote will trigger the premier’s dissolution of parliament. However, on the eve of Kishida dotted the i, saying that there would be no dissolution. Analysts agree that the prime minister, having soberly assessed the situation, including around the scandal with his own son, realized that new elections would not strengthen the position of his party, but rather promise a loss of up to 10 seats in the new parliament. Previously, the dissolution was considered auspicious, as the holding of the G7 summit in Hiroshima markedly raised the popularity of Kishida and his government.