Prime Minister Expectations for discussion of constitutional amendment at extraordinary Diet in autumn No progress expected at 12:24 on September 12
Following the start of the remodeling cabinet, Prime Minister Abe will make sure that the next month's consumption tax hike will not affect the economy, and that the administration of the LDP will lead discussions on constitutional reforms at the extraordinary Diet session in autumn. I showed expectations. However, the opposition party's cooperation has not been obtained over the revised discussion, and the progress of the discussion cannot be foreseen.
Prime Minister Abe did the remodeling of the Cabinet and personnel of the Liberal Democratic Party on the 11th, and after the certification ceremony at the Imperial Palace, the 4th Abe Second Remodeling Cabinet was established.
Prime Minister Abe said at the press conference, “We will continue to challenge bold reforms that are not bound by the ideas of the past with the spirit of the challenger in the seventh year. It is just a cabinet of“ stability and challenge ”.” It was.
Concerning future economic management, Prime Minister Abe will implement economic measures of more than 2 trillion yen to raise the consumption tax rate on the 1st of next month, while there are concerns about the downside risk of the world economy due to trade friction between the United States and China. At the same time, when risks become apparent, we will make every effort to ensure that policies are handled flexibly.
In order to realize the all-generation social security system, the government set up a review meeting to discuss the ideal state of the social security system, such as securing employment opportunities up to the age of 70 and expanding the options for pension start age. I am going to do that.
On the other hand, over the discussion on the constitutional amendment, Prime Minister Abe expressed his expectation that discussions at the Constitutional Review Council would proceed at the extraordinary Diet session expected to be convened in early next month. The opposition party has not been able to obtain cooperation in the deliberations of the proposal to amend the referendum law, and the progress of the discussion cannot be foreseen.