TOKUSHIMA — The Tokushima Municipal Assembly’s passage of an ordinance Monday to hold a plebiscite on the controversial Yoshino River dam project was realized after three groups in the assembly in favor of the vote reached a compromise with New Komeito.

Citizens’ Network and the other two groups reversed their earlier positions at the last minute and agreed to a proposal made by New Komeito. The three groups had been criticizing the party’s proposal, saying it lacks teeth because it does not specify any timetable for holding the plebiscite.

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