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Renho likely to become new DP leader despite citizenship controversy

  • September 15, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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All papers reported on the Democratic Party presidential election to be held this afternoon, projecting that Acting President Renho will win a majority in the first round despite the issue of her dual citizenship. Yomiuri wrote that attention is already being paid to to whether Renho will heed departing President Okada’s wish for her to retain Secretary General Edano, who has been closely involved in the current leadership’s policy of deepening electoral cooperation with the Japanese Communist Party.

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