Mr. Kan’s influence on the composition of the presidential election will also affect the presidential election plan on September 17 at 7:34 p.m. on August 30, the prime minister’s election proposal.
It is expected that Mr. Kan’s developments will affect the composition of the election, as it became clear that Secretary General Nikai and Chairman Moriyama were meeting with Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoto Kan on Friday night over the LDP presidential election to choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor. On the other hand, within the party, if a new president is decided by the 15th of next month, a proposal to convene an extraordinary Diet session on the 17th and to election the prime minister to be expected within the same day is being considered.
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.
Against this circumstances, it became clear that Secretary-General Nikai and Chairman Moriyama, chairman of the Diet, had been meeting with Mr. Kan on the evening of The 29th.
According to those present, the talks exchanged opinions on how to respond to the president’s election.
In addition, the nikai faction gathered at the party headquarters in the afternoon of the 30th to discuss future responses.
After this, former Chief Cabinet Secretary Kawamura was asked by reporters whether it was likely to be a trend to promote Mr. Kan as a faction, but he said, “As an air, such an atmosphere is being born.”
Mr. Kan has so far not disclosed whether he will run for the president’s election, and it is expected that Mr. Kan’s developments will affect the composition of the election.
On the other hand, Mr. Kishida, who has shown a willingness to run, held a meeting at the office of the Congressman’s Hall on The 29th, and in the evening he met with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso in Tokyo.
After this, Mr. Kishida told reporters, “I greeted him and asked him to give me guidance.” Mr. Kishida also visited the home of Mr. Suzuki, the chairman of the Aso faction, who was once a member of the same faction.
After speaking in front of local party members in Otsu City, Mr. Ishiba repeatedly showed his willingness to run for office. On that basis, he said, “We should not choose the president in a democratic way,” and stressed the idea that the new president should be elected without omitting the vote of party members.
In addition, Environment Minister Koizumi told reporters in Fukushima that he would not run on his own, and that he would like to support Defense Minister Kono if he were to run.
On this, Minister Kono told reporters in Tokyo, “I appreciate you saying so. I would like to make a decision in consultation with you.”
With regard to the election of the president, coordination is being made among the executive branch of the party in the direction of selecting a new president by meeting of members of both houses of congress from the 13th to the 15th of next month.
And, based on the aim of holding a party conference of the new party that the Constitutional Democratic Party and the People’s Democratic Party of Japan are aiming to hold on the 16th of next month, if a new president is decided by the 15th, a proposal to convene an extraordinary Diet session on the 17th after the appointment of party officers is being considered, and to hold elections for the prime minister’s nomination within the same day.