Saturday, June 4, 2011

Japanese government spokesman says the prime minister resign before year's end

Tokyo. .- The Japanese government spokesman ruled today that the Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, go to stay in power until next year and said he will retire in the near future, public broadcaster NHK reported. In remarks carried by the channel, the minister spokesman Yukio Edan, said the president has no intention of staying in office for a long time, contrary to what many local media had speculated.

On Thursday Khan survived a motion of censure tabled by the opposition, but only after agreeing to resign once channeled the crisis triggered by the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March. With that promise won the support of a section of his party also asked to leave his post, but then, after passing the motion, he hinted that he intended to remain in office until the situation was controlled at the Fukushima nuclear plant , which is not expected until early 2012.

This earned him a new wave of criticism, but today Edan insisted that the deadline for the battered cool Fukushima reactor is irrelevant to determine the time that Khan will remain in power, according to NHK. Both the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and some voices within his own party, the Democratic Party (PD) have called for the immediate resignation of Prime Minister criticizing his handling of the crisis and consider who has lost credibility.

LDP secretary general, Nobuteru Ishihara said his training aims that the chief minister will leave his post in late June, something he could file a new motion of censure, this time in the Senate, according to local agency Kyodo. Naoto Kan, who came to Government in June last year, has had to deal with the tragedy unleashed by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 that left over 23,000 dead or missing and the nuclear crisis worst since the Chernobyl 25 years ago.

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