LDP presidential election afternoon vote to elected Mr. Kan expected to reach majority September 14 at 11:52
The LDP presidential election, which will choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor, will be held from 2:00 p.m. with a general meeting of members of both houses of parliament and votes cast. With Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoto Kan expected to gain wider support in the Diet and local votes, and a total of votes are expected to reach a majority, it is certain that he will be elected as the new president.
In the LDP presidential election to choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor, former Secretary-General Ishiba, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kan, and Chairman of the Kishida Political Affairs Research Committee, a total of 535 votes have been fserved, with 394 votes allocated to the Diet members and 141 “local votes” allocated to 47 prefectural federations.
Voting will be held by members of the Diet and representatives of prefectural associations at the general assembly of members of both houses of parliament, which will be held at a hotel in Tokyo from 2:00 p.m., and the results of the vote will be announced around 3:30 p.m., and a new president is expected to be elected.
In NHK’s coverage of the situation, Mr. Kan has solidilised more than 70% of the votes of members of the Diet and has greatly expanded his support in local votes, and with the prospect of reaching a majority of the total votes of diet members and local votes, it is certain that Mr. Ishiba and Mr. Kishida will be elected as the new president.
After he is elected as the new president, Mr. Kan will hold a press conference at the party headquarters from 6:00 p.m. to clarify his views on future party management policies and key policy issues.
Former Secretary General Ishiba “Request for further support for remaining time”
When Ishiba left the diet at around 9 a.m., he told reporters, “I hope that the discussions in this election will be put to good use for the LDP and Japan, and I would like to make use of them. I was very moved by the opinion that “I am glad to hear the appeal” from all over the country and “I found out that there is such a politician”. For the rest of the time, I would like to ask for more support from the people who helped me, and I would like to ask for more help from people who have not yet decided on their attitude.”
Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoto Kan “normal mind as usual”
Just after 9 a.m., Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoto Kan told reporters at his office in the House of Councillors Hall, “It’s a constant mind. I got up at 5 a.m. as usual and took a walk on a daily routine.” On top of that, he said, “I announced my candidacy in a natural way and received support from many of you. I thought that local votes were not easy, but when I looked at the status of the votes cast in each region, I was able to understand that I grew up in Akita Prefecture and knew the local area better than I had imagined.”
Chairman Masanori Kishida “All-out efforts to the end”
Just after 10:30 a.m., Mr. Kishida told reporters at ldp headquarters, “We are now concentrating on fighting. There are still about three and a half hours until the general meeting of members of both houses of Congress, and there is a saying, ‘I don’t know about the election until the ballot box is closed,’ so I want to do my best until the end.” After that, he mentioned that he had chosen a red tie, and said, “I thought it was suitable for a final battle, so I chose this tie. I wish my feelings would show up.”