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Fukuda may up spending to win rural, elderly votes

Oct 6, 2007

Fukuda may up spending to win rural, elderly votes

By KYOKO SHIMODOI and JASON CLENFIELD Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, under pressure to increase government spending before the next election, may scuttle plans to balance the budget and cut the world’s largest public debt. Some members of Fukuda’s Liberal Democratic Party, reeling from the ...