Hatoyama may delay cabinet choice

2009-09-12 09:26 BJT

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Japan's incoming Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama may delay choosing his cabinet until a meeting of party lawmakers next week due to a power-sharing dispute.

Following a landslide election victory by his Democratic Party of Japan, Hatoyama initially said he would announce his ministerial lineup after officially being voted in as prime minister by parliament on Sept. 16.

But now he faces the problem of how to fit the leaders of two new coalition allies, the Social Democrats and the People's New Party, into his cabinet, given differences over policy.

Analysts said clashes among various political groups within the Democratic Party would inevitably make Hatoyama look weak and disappoint Japanese voters.

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: CCTV.com