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Fumio Kishida wins Japan’s ruling party presidential election

Kishida, former Japanese foreign minister, secured 257 votes in a runoff to win over his contender Taro Kono who received 170 votes.

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Tokyo: Fumio Kishida won the presidential election of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday.

Kishida, former Japanese foreign minister, secured 257 votes in a runoff to win over his contender Taro Kono who received 170 votes.

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As the LDP-led coalition constitutes a majority in both chambers of the parliament in Japan, the new party president is almost certain to be elected prime minister in the extraordinary Diet session scheduled to be held on October 4, succeeding the incumbent Yoshihide Suga.

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