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Coming on the heels of several court rulings that the December general election was unconstitutional, and even invalid, a ruling coalition-sponsored bill to rectify vote-value disparities was approved Friday by the Cabinet and sent to the Lower House.

Opposition parties are set to fight the bill during deliberations slated to begin next week. But the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its ally, New Komeito, aim to clear it through the House of Representatives by the end of the month by continuing negotiations with secretaries general from the opposition camp.

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