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Vote on TPP bills put off, bill to ratify Paris Accord to be approved today

  • November 8, 2016
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All papers reported on front or inside pages on the ruling coalition’s decision on Monday to forgo putting the TPP ratification and related bills to a vote in a Lower House plenary session on Tuesday due to objections from the opposition parties. The ruling coalition plans to put the bills to a vote on Thursday, but the Democratic Party and other opposition parties are considering submitting a no-confidence motion against Agriculture Minister Yamamoto over his recent gaffes about railroading the bills. However, the ruling and opposition blocs agreed to approve a bill to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change at a Lower House plenary session today. According to Yomiuri, the ruling camp has decided to extend the current Diet session, which is scheduled to end on Nov. 30, to approve the TPP agreement.

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