Japan mulls picking new prime minister on Sept 17

Xinhua Updated: Tuesday, September 01, 2020, 12:26 AM IST
article-image
Shinzo Abe | AFP (File Photo)

TOKYO: Japan is considering to hold an extraordinary parliamentary session on Sept. 17 to pick the country's new prime minister to succeed Shinzo Abe, local media reported on Sunday.

According to public broadcaster NHK, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is expected to decide when and how to choose its next leader in a General Council meeting on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, LDP top officials are making final arrangements to have its members in both houses of the Diet meet around Sept. 13-15 to choose the party's president. Then, the party plans to call an extraordinary parliamentary session to elect the new prime minister on Sept. 17, according to the report.

Currently, LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson Fumio Kishida, and former LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba have shown interest in running in the party's presidential race. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is also seen as a potential candidate.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Maharashtra political crisis live update: Fadnavis meets Maha Governor, seeks direction to CM to...

Maharashtra political crisis live update: Fadnavis meets Maha Governor, seeks direction to CM to...

Collapsed building in Kurla was issued notice, still people continued to live there: Aaditya...

Collapsed building in Kurla was issued notice, still people continued to live there: Aaditya...

Business tycoon Pallonji Mistry passes away at 93

Business tycoon Pallonji Mistry passes away at 93

Man beheaded in Udaipur after sharing post in support of Nupur Sharma; attackers post video with...

Man beheaded in Udaipur after sharing post in support of Nupur Sharma; attackers post video with...