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A no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet was voted down Tuesday by the ruling coalition and others, in a last-minute political showdown the day before an ordinary Diet session was scheduled to end.

Submitted by opposition forces — the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the Democratic Party for the People, the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party — the motion slammed the administration's COVID-19 response, insistence on hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games and unwillingness to hold itself accountable over its decisions.

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