The Liberal Democratic Party’s executive branch is firm, and the Chief Cabinet Secretary is temporarily temporarily selected as Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary at 5:09 a.m. on September 15.
Kan, the new president who won the LDP presidential election, has hardened the face of the new executive branch by forcing Secretary-General Nikai to continue his campaign. On the other hand, in the run-up to the Cabinet on June 16, there is a growing view that Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso will be treated in important posts, and the Chief Cabinet Secretary, who is the focus, is promoting the selection of people with experience as Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary who supported both the Abe administration.
The LDP presidential election was held on April 14 by members of the Diet and representatives of prefectural coalitions, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoto Kan won overwhelmingly with 377 votes, about 70 percent of the 534 valid votes, and was elected as the new president.
In response, Kan and the new president decided to promote the selection of new members of the executive branch and continue to serve as Secretary-General Nikai and Chairman of the Ishihara Faction’s Moriyama Diet Measures Committee.
In addition, Mr. Aso, former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of the Aso faction, and Mr. Shimomura, chairman of the election committee of the Hosoda faction, and Mr. Shimomura’s successor, Mr. Yasuaki Yamaguchi of the Takeshita faction, were appointed one by one from the five factions that supported him in this presidential election.
In addition, Ms. Seiko Noda, former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of the No Faction, will be appointed as acting Secretary-General, and Acting Secretary-General Hayashi of the Nikai faction will be appointed to continue the post.
On the other hand, Mr. Kan has made full-scale efforts to consider ministerial personnel in the run-up to the Cabinet meeting on April 16.
Mr. Kan said on March 15 that Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso was “extremely important in the administration of the government,” and there is a strong view that he will be treated at important posts.
In addition, with regard to the Chief Cabinet Secretary, which has been the focus, since the second Abe Cabinet, we have been promoting the selection of people with experience as Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary who supported the administration together.
Mr. Kan will be elected the 99th Prime Minister at a plenary session of both houses of the House of Representatives on the 16th, and will launch a new Cabinet within the same day.