Kanagawa Prefecture’s Ren asks party headquarters to vote on LDP presidential election

Kanagawa Prefectural Government Asks Party Headquarters to Conduct Party Vote August 31 16:56

With regard to the LDP presidential election to choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor, the Liberal Democratic Party’s Kanagawa Prefectural Government has called on the party headquarters to conduct a vote, saying it should reflect the will of local party members. If the request is not accepted, the prefectural government wants to have its own primaries for party members and party friends.
The LDP presidential election, which will choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor, is expected to be decided on September 1, as the party’s executive branch is coordinating with the opening of a general meeting of members of both houses of parliament, omitting the vote of party members.

On this issue, Takanori Doi, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Kanagawa Prefecture, told a press conference on March 31 that the public was paying attention to how to decide the president, and made a request to the party headquarters to hold a presidential election with a “public election” with a vote by party members.

In addition, if the request is not accepted and it becomes a vote at the general assembly of members of both houses of the Diet, the prefectural government has made clear the idea of conducting a preliminary election for party members and party friends independently and reflecting it in the three votes assigned to each prefectural association.

According to the prefectural government, if a preliminary election is to be held, a total of 63,000 eligible party members and party friends are expected to vote by mail, and we will consider how to reflect the results in the future.

Mr. Doi, secretary general of the Kanagawa Prefectural Government of the Liberal Democratic Party, said, “I don’t think there should be a method of not listening to local voices, and I want to think about the feelings of the members of the party first and respond to that desire.”