For the second time in a week, leaders of the ruling alliance agreed Wednesday to cooperate in drafting a bill banning lawmakers from obtaining money through influence-peddling.

Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, Social Democratic Party leader Takako Doi and New Party Sakigake chief Akiko Domoto also confirmed during a meeting that they plan to submit the anticorruption bill to the current Diet session and have it enacted by its close in June.

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