The Lower House voted down a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday amid widespread disaffection with the Liberal Democratic Party-led government and dismal approval ratings.

The motion — submitted earlier in the day by the opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan — was voted down by the LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito, which, combined, hold a supermajority in the chamber.

“The issue of the LDP’s slush funds has caused stagnation in national politics. The Kishida government is clearly responsible for this,” CDP leader Kenta Izumi said Thursday, describing the government as incompetent and pointing out its unpopularity among voters.