In addition to the Aso and Nikai factions of the LDP presidential election, the Hosoda faction also supported Chief Cabinet Secretary Kan on September 1 at 4:34 a.m.
In the run-up to the LDP presidential election, the party’s support for Mr. Kan has accelerated, with the Aso and Nikai factions as well as the Hosoda faction, the largest faction, confirming the policy of senior officials supporting Chief Cabinet Secretary Kan. On the other hand, the executive branch wants to decide to omit the party member vote at the general meeting on the day, hold a general meeting of members of both houses of the Diet, and choose a new president, but there is a strong opinion in the party that calls for a vote of party members, and coordination is expected to be prolonged.
In the LDP presidential election to choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor, Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoto Kan is expected to confirm his intention to run and make a final decision and formally announce when the method of the presidential election is decided.
As for Mr. Kan, in addition to solidifying the policy supported by the Aso faction of the second faction in the party and the second faction of the fourth faction, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s former faction and the largest Hosoda faction in the party confirmed the policy of executives to discuss and support the response on the evening of March 31.
In addition, a group of non-factional lawmakers is expected to support Mr. Kan.
The spread of support for Mr. Kan is accelerating.
On the other hand, Mr. Kishida, who has shown a willingness to run, met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former Chairman Takeshita on March 31 to ask for their cooperation.
Mr. Kishida said that the situation within the party was “in a difficult environment”, but he also showed a strong desire to run for office, repeatedly that “we must continue to fight even in the headwinds.”
Mr. Ishiba, the former secretary general, attended a meeting of the factions and was entrusted with deciding whether to run, and last night, on a commercial BS program, he said, “If the rules of the election are decided at the general meeting, it is better as soon as possible. That time will be tomorrow.”
Against this point, the party executive branch announced the presidential election on the 8th of this month, omitted the party membership vote, and held a general meeting of members of both houses of the Diet on the 14th to coordinate the vote.
On the other hand, there are strong opinions within the party that mid-tier and young lawmakers should choose the president through the procedures held on March 31, and that the party secretary-general Nikai should hold a vote on the party, as well as requests from local organizations to vote.
The executive branch wants to decide the method of the election at the general meeting on the day, but it is expected that the adjustment will be prolonged with the prospect that opinions will be issued from both the standpoints of both the approval and opposition parties over the implementation of the party membership vote.