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  • Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party to elect its new leader to succeed PM Shinzo Abe

    Published on September 14, 2020

    Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will elect its new president following the resignation by the party’s leader and longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    The ruling party’s top pick will then be confirmed as Prime Minister by a special session of the country’s parliament, the National Diet, on Wednesday.

    Abe’s loyal supporter and chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide, is widely seen as the frontrunner. The list of election hopefuls also includes former Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.