Japan ruling party sets Sept 14 vote on PM Abe's successor
Wednesday, 2 September 2020 ()
Shares Japan's ruling party will vote on September 14 on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's replacement, an official confirmed Wednesday, as powerful chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga consolidated his frontrunner status in the race. A vote in parliament -- expected to endorse the Liberal Democratic Party's new leader -- is likely to follow on September 16. The new prime minister will face a raft of challenges, from the coronavirus pandemic to a tanking economy, as well as ensuring the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games can...
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