The Japanese newspaper (The Japan Times) reported today, Tuesday, September 7, that the main ruling party in Japan is preparing to hold its leader election later this month.
The newspaper pointed out – on its website – that the vote will actually determine who will be the next prime minister, noting that there are currently about 5 lawmakers attending the race.
She pointed out that the only legislator who officially announced his candidacy is former Foreign Minister Kishida Fumiyo, and he is making a tour of party members’ visits to seek support.
Former Home Affairs Minister Takaichi Sanae plans to run and has the support of a prominent party member, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who share their conservative views.
The official campaign for the party’s elections will begin on the seventeenth of September, and voting will take place on the twenty-ninth of the same month.
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