Japan's ruling opposition parties agree on bill for amending referendum law: Reports
Tokyo/Sputnik: Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party reached an agreement on Thursday to approve a modified bill on a nationwide referendum law, the Kyodo news agency reported.
Holding a national referendum is a requirement for the approval of amendments to the constitution, which has been in force in Japan since 1947, after these revisions are approved by two-thirds of the lawmakers of each house of parliament. To date, however, there are no existing laws for holding referendums in the country.
The bill was proposed by the liberals in 2018, but there was no agreement with the opposition until recently.
The bill is now expected to pass the lower chamber of the parliament on May 10 for enactment during the current regular parliamentary session ending in June.