LDP presidential election debate on how to vote at the General Affairs Committee The opinion of the party member vote is also persistent September 1 at 12:21 p.m.
The party’s general meeting has been held since 11 a.m. to discuss how to vote in the LDP presidential election to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The party executive wants to decide to omit the party member vote and hold a general meeting of members of both houses of parliament to choose a new president, but there is a strong opinion within the party that calls for a vote on party members, and discussions are expected to be prolonged.
The Liberal Democratic Party’s General Affairs Committee will be held in a conference room on the 9th floor of the party headquarters after 11 a.m., and discussions will be held on how to win the LDP presidential election to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Party Executive Department, including Secretary-General Nikai, announced on the 8th of this month that it would like to omit the party membership vote and hold a general meeting of members of both houses of parliament to vote.
Prior to the General Affairs Meeting, Mr. Nikai explained this policy at the Board of Directors Liaison Meeting held one morning, and there was no objection from the attendees.
On the other hand, there are strong opinions within the party that mid-tier and young lawmakers should choose the president through the procedure held on August 31, including the request of Secretary-General Nikai to hold a party membership vote, as well as requests from local organizations.
The party executive branch wants to decide the method of the election at the general meeting on the day, but it is expected that opinions will be issued from both sides, and discussions are expected to be prolonged.
Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Nikai “In the Way of the General Assembly of Members of both Houses”
At a press conference after the executive liaison meeting, Mr. Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party, said, “The ideal is to get all the members of the party together and listen to their opinions, but if you think that such a thing is possible and appropriate, it is important to do it in the way of the general assembly of both houses of congress. Representatives from prefectural associations will participate in the general meeting of members of both houses of the Diet.”
Mr. Koizumi, Minister of the Environment, “It is best to vote for party members”
Environment Minister Koizumi told a news conference: “The best way to hold a presidential election is to hold a vote on the party members. The omission of the party member vote does not convince the party members, and does not lead to meeting the expectations of the people who want to see the appearance of the new Liberal Democratic Party. I want them to have an idea of how to shorten the number of days and vote for party members.”
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ayuda: “The party will make an appropriate decision on the new system as soon as possible.”
At a press conference, The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said at a press conference that “it is not a denial that it is desirable to be chosen more broadly by many people and party members, but I think the party will judge appropriately because there is a system that has been created as a party in advance in the new system as soon as possible from the prime minister’s resignation.”
On the other hand, “There is also a desire for party members to express their intentions, so the Tokyo Metropolitan Government decided to give Tokyo’s intention to the party headquarters by voting independently by the members of the party. I think that such a movement will come out in each prefecture in the future.”