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Suga Cabinet strikes balance between LDP factions

The Suga Cabinet, launched on Sept. 16, distributed Cabinet posts to various factions in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). “Patterns unique to Suga ” can also be discerned  – a noticeable number of members who were first elected to the Diet in 1996 and Diet members who were elected from districts in Kanagawa prefecture. (Abridged)

 

Name of group

Supported Suga in LDP presidential election

Number of members in Cabinet

Diet members

Hosoda faction (98 members)

Support

5

Koichi Hagiuda, Kotaro Nogami, Nobuo Kishi, Yasutoshi Nishimura, Seiko Hashimoto

Aso faction (54 members)

Support

3

Taro Aso, Taro Kono, Shinji Inoue

Takeshita faction (47 members)

Support

2

Toshimitsu Motegi, Katsunobu Kato

Nikai faction (47 members)

Support

2

Ryota Takeda, Katsuei Hirasawa

Ishihara faction (11 members)

Support

1

Tetsushi Sakamoto

Kishida faction (47 members)

 

2

Yoko Kamikawa, Takuya Hirai

Ishiba faction (19 members)

 

1

Norihisa Tamura

No faction affiliation

 

3

Hiroshi Kajiyama, Shinjiro Koizumi, Hachiro Okonogi

 

Elected from Kanagawa

 

 

3

 

Shinjiro Koizumi, Hachiro Okonogi, Taro Kono

First elected in 1996

 

3

Norihisa Tamura, Katsuei Hirasawa, Taro Kono

 

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