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As Nakanishi leaves faction, Ishiba is left with fewer people to nominate him LDP president

  • February 5, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

On Feb. 4, the Liberal Democratic Party’s Ishiba faction held a meeting at the National Diet Building where it was announced that Upper House member Satoshi Nakanishi (proportional representation) had submitted a written notice of withdrawal from the faction. Nakanishi will reportedly continue to be active in the Upper House Heisei Kenkyukai, a group that consists of Upper House members of the Takeshita faction (Heisei Kenkyukai) and nonaffiliated members.

 

With Nakanishi’s departure, the Ishiba faction now has 18 members. This fall short of the 20 Diet members Ishiba would need to nominate him to run in the next party presidential election.

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