Suga to Run in Race to Choose Abe's Successor

Politics

Tokyo, Aug. 30 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga plans to run in a ruling party race to choose a successor to outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, informed sources said Sunday.

Suga conveyed his intention to run for the Liberal Democratic Party presidency to LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai in a meeting on Saturday, the sources said.

Abe, also LDP president, announced his resignation for health reasons Friday.

The LDP is considering convening a parliamentary session on Sept. 17 to elect Abe's successor, a senior party official said.

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