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Japan’s Ruling LDP to Hold Leadership Vote on Sept. 14 to Pick Abe Successor – Jiji

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 28, 2020. (Reuters file photo)

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will vote on Sept. 14 to select a new leader to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Jiji news agency reported on Monday.

Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, said on Friday he was resigning due to worsening of a chronic illness, paving the way for an LDP leadership election.

The LDP president is virtually guaranteed of being prime minister because of the party’s majority in the lower house of parliament. (Reuters/NAN)

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