PM to face censure motion
The opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) along with the New Komeito party submitted a censure motion yesterday against Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
The opposition are furious that the prime minister has attempted to force through bills on electoral reforms and deficit covering bonds. Although they have been passed by the lower house, the upper house, which is controlled by the LDP, is unlikely to pass the reforms.
The opposition wants the prime minister to call a general election before the current session of the parliament rises on 8th September; this was all part of a deal to gain their support for passing the sales tax earlier this month.