22 Jun '11, 5am

Japan PM to resign by end August: TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is expected to resign by end of Augus...

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is expected to resign by end of August, Kyodo News agency reported, citing a ruling party source on Tuesday. Kan's resignation comes after securing parliamentary passage of the second extra budget and a bill needed for the government to issue deficit-covering bonds for fiscal 2011. After several weeks of discussions and rumours, the date of the Prime Minister's resignation was agreed by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), which is headed by Kan, and major opposition parties, including the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito party. The beginning of June, Kan survived a no-confidence vote after abruptly announcing his intention to resign after the nuclear crisis and the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts were concluded, promising the younger generation to take over his duties. However, his eventual resignation was uncerta...

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