Survey: 69% oppose fourth term for Abe as LDP president
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Nearly 70 percent of voters are opposed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe serving a fourth term as Liberal Democratic Party president through a possible change in the party’s rules, an Asahi Shimbun survey showed. The weekend poll also found that Shigeru Ishiba, former secretary-general of the LDP, is easily the most popular choice to succeed Abe as chief of the ruling party. Abe’s current three-year term as the LDP president ends in September 2021. However, there has been talk within the party about extending the current three-term limit. But opposition to having Abe enter a fourth term was 69 percent in the survey, up 9 percentage points from a survey in February that asked the same question....
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