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In a bid to put a stop to the proposed ¥2 trillion cash handout program, three opposition parties on Tuesday jointly submitted a revised version of the second supplementary budget for fiscal 2008 that would eliminate Prime Minister Taro Aso’s key measure.

In exchange for scrapping the program, the Democratic Party of Japan, the Social Democratic Party and Kokumin Shinto (People’s New Party) pledge to cooperate with the Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito ruling bloc to swiftly pass the extra budget.

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