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The Democratic Party of Japan, which will soon take the helm of government, has started trying to implement its election promises. It has decided to suspend disbursement of ¥3 trillion in allocations from the ¥14 trillion fiscal 2009 supplementary budget and to revive the once-abolished ¥18 billion in payments to mother-and-child households on welfare, in an extraordinary session of the Diet this autumn.

A complete reworking of the supplementary budget will be carried out in a Diet session to be convened in January 2010.

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