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Abe reportedly plans to retain Nikai as LDP secretary general

  • September 4, 2019
  • , NTV
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NTV reported today that Prime Minister Abe has decided to retain Toshihiro Nikai as LDP secretary general for the sake of intraparty stability despite calls for his replacement due to his age, his alleged high-handed methods, and the fact that he has already served in the post for three years. The network said that Executive Acting Secretary General Hagiuda, a close confidant of Abe, will also be retained. In addition, Abe is reportedly considering appointing Policy Research Council Chairman Kishida, who is regarded as a strong candidate to succeed him, to a position responsible for constitutional revision in his drive to move the constitutional debate forward.

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