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TRANSFER OF POWER

DPJ to set up policy panel with SDP, PNP / Concession (譲歩、許容) aims to faciliate coalition pact

The DPJ currently is in talks with the Social Democratic Party (社民党) and People's New Party (国民新党) on the formation of a coalition government, and Hatoyama's decision is apparently aimed at bringing those discussions to a successful conclusion. The SDP has called for a policy liaison body to be set up when the coalition government is established, but the DPJ has been reluctant due to its desire to concentrate policymaking power in the cabinet.

"I'd like to create a relationship [with the SDP and PNP] in which we can [make decisions] as smoothly as possible," Hatoyama told reporters at DPJ headquarters Sunday. "The SDP says we need a forum (公開討論の場) that would allow the [expected] coalition parties to coordinate policies and for top officials to communicate with each other. I'll consider it."

With Hatoyama willing to clear this stumbling block (つまづきの意思、障害), the coalition talks look set to progress successfully.

Aiming to make its presence felt (存在を示す) in the anticipated coalition government, the SDP is seeking a body (組織、機関) in which the ruling parties will have an opportunity to examine policies before they are approved by the cabinet. According to a senior SDP official, SDP leader Mizuho Fukushima phoned Hatoyama and requested the establishment of a consultative body (協議機関) for party leaders and other top-level officials.

The DPJ was initially cautious because the idea is likely to interfere with the party's plans to give sole policy decision-making power to the cabinet. However, the party is now actively considering the idea, likely because it felt an organization of party leaders and other top officials would make it easier to strike a balance (うまく均衡を取る、うまく両立させる) between members of the envisaged coalition.

People being considered to join the coordinating body are Hatoyama, Fukushima and PNP leader Shizuka Kamei. An alternative for Hatoyama might be a key DPJ member of the cabinet, such as the chief cabinet secretary (内閣官房長官).

The three parties are scheduled to resume coalition talks Tuesday.

Hatoyama on Sunday spoke with Hirofumi Hirano, who heads the party executives' secretariat (事務局) and has been chosen to be chief cabinet secretary, at party headquarters. The two discussed the coalition talks and personnel matters for nearly two hours.

In the latest personnel development, Kenji Yamaoka was set to remain as chairman of the DPJ Diet Affairs Committee. Yamaoka is close to DPJ Acting President (党首代行)Ichiro Ozawa, who will become secretary general (幹事長) of the party.

On Monday evening, Hatoyama is scheduled to gather senior DPJ officials at party headquarters to further discuss personnel matters, focusing on key cabinet and party executive posts that have not been filled.

新内閣発足までもう少しですね。
新しい政権による改革に期待したいですね。
by yu-fen-sun | 2009-09-07 22:18 | 英語関連