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The Democratic Party of Japan’s platform for the Lower House election has earned slightly higher marks than that of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in an evaluation by various groups.

But the DPJ was criticized for not showing how some of its big-budget proposals, including monthly child allowances, can be financed in a sustainable way, while the LDP received poor evaluations for compiling a platform that would be difficult to achieve during the four-year term of Lower House members.

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