Decision on the method of the LDP presidential election Without a vote of party members, elected at the general assembly of members of both houses of the Diet September 1, 13:03
With regard to the LDP presidential election to choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor, the Liberal Democratic Party’s General Affairs Committee decided not to hold a vote of party members, but to hold a general meeting of members of both houses of parliament to choose a new president. When deciding where to vote for representatives of prefectural governments, we have decided to urge each prefecture to conduct a preliminary election, etc.
The Liberal Democratic Party’s General Affairs Committee, which will discuss ways to win the LDP presidential election to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, began shortly after 11 a.m. in a conference room on the 9th floor of the party headquarters and ended about two hours later before 1 p.m.
In this proposal, Secretary-General Nikai and other party executives did not hold a party member vote, but held a general meeting of members of both houses of parliament to select a new president by a vote of members of the Diet and representatives of prefectural associations. On the other hand, both opinions were expressed by those present, both in favor of and against the proposal.
In response, when deciding where to vote for representatives of prefectural coalitions, the executive branch presented a proposal to encourage each prefectural coalition to conduct preliminary elections and reflect the intentions of party members, and ultimately decided as proposed by the executive branch.
As a result, the LDP presidential election
“Parliamentaly member vote” 394 votes,
A total of 535 votes were contested, with 141 votes allocated by three votes to 47 prefectural associations.