LDP presidential election to adjust by omitting vote on August 30 at 7:07 a.m.
In the run-up to the LDP presidential election, which will replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chairman of the Political Affairs Research Committee Kishida and former Secretary General Ishiba have shown a willingness to run, and there are growing expectations within the party for Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoto Kan’s candidacy. Meanwhile, last night, Secretary-General Nikai and Chairman Moriyama of the Diet held a general meeting of members of both houses of parliament from the 13th to the 15th of next month, and ad ad ad agreeed to omit the party membership vote and proceed with coordination in the direction of selecting a new president by a vote by members of the Diet and representatives of each prefecture.
As for the LDP presidential election to choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor, Chairman of the Political Affairs Research Committee Kishida, former Secretary General Ishiba, and former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Seiko Noda have shown their willingness to run for office.
Mr. Kishida visited former President Tanigaki on September 29 to share his thoughts on the election of the president, and in the evening he exchanged opinions with middle-ranking members of the faction.
Mr. Ishiba is also scheduled to give a lecture in Shiga Prefecture on March 30, and in front of local party members, he will appeal for policies that he places importance on, such as regional revitalization.
Both men have not yet formally announced their candidacy, but after the 30th, they will hold a meeting of their respective factions to discuss what to do in the future.
On the other hand, Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoto Kan updated his blog on September 29 and said, “I will do my best to protect the lives and livenies of the people.”
With regard to Mr. Kan, there is a wide range of expectations for candidates, emphasizing the continuity of policies, such as responding to the new coronavirus.
In addition, Defense Minister Kono said at an online press conference after meeting with Secretary of Defense Esper in Guam, U.S.A., that he would like to “think hard about what to do about the president’s election.”
On the evening of the 29th, Secretary-General Nikai and Chairman Moriyama met to discuss the ideal state and schedule of the president’s election.
In this meeting, the members of both houses of the Diet held a general meeting from the 13th to the 15th of next month, and ad agreeed to omit the vote of party members from all over the country and to select a new president by a vote of members of the Diet and representatives of each prefecture.
In addition, former Secretary General Hosoda, who is the chairman of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s former faction, the Hosoda faction, and former Chairman Takeshita, who is the chairman of the Takeshita faction, both of whom have indicated to reporters that they would coordinate their respective factions to respond in a co-ed.
So far, each faction has not come up with a policy of promoting specific candidates, and we are looking into the developments of other factions to determine the situation.
Among factional leaders, there is also a view that “the real game is after the way of the president election is decided”, and it is expected that the movement of the candidacy will be in full swing after the first of next month to decide the ideal way and schedule of the president election.