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Kaneda joins Nikai faction

  • January 24, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

On Jan. 23, the Liberal Democratic Party’s Nikai faction accepted LDP Acting Secretary General Katsutoshi Kaneda into its membership. With this addition, the faction became the fourth largest in the party in terms of membership (47 members), surpassing the Kishida faction, with which it used to be tied. Since leaving the Takeshita faction last October, Kaneda had been without factional affiliation.

 

         Strength of LDP factions

Faction

No. of Members

Hosoda

97

Aso

54

Takeshita

54

Nikai

47

Kishida

46

Ishiba

19

Ishihara

11

Note: Based on Yomiuri Shimbun research

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