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Opposition lawmakers ended an 11-day Diet boycott Wednesday and bashed Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi for causing parliamentary confusion and compiling an expanded, bond-dependent 85 trillion yen budget for fiscal 2000.
During the day’s Lower House plenary session, Yukio Hatoyama, leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, described Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi as a horrible, authoritarian, conceited man who has shattered the democratic rules of the legislature.

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