The Diet gave the green light Monday evening to a 7.86 trillion yen stopgap budget for the first 18 days of fiscal 1998, which begins Wednesday.

The budget cleared both houses of the legislature following deliberations. The stopgap measure became necessary because of a delay in Diet deliberations on the main budget for fiscal 1998.

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