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Nikai becomes longest-serving LDP secretary general 

  • September 9, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri wrote that LDP Secretary General Nikai’s tenure reached 1,498 days yesterday, making him the longest-serving secretary general of the ruling party. The veteran politician was reportedly the first LDP heavyweight to openly voice support for Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga’s candidacy in the party leadership race, influencing other senior party members to follow suit and making the government spokesman a “shoo-in” as Prime Minister Abe’s successor. Nikai’s political maneuvering is reportedly regarded as an attempt to ensure that Suga will retain him as the party’s second top official if he wins the election. 

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