8/31/2020, 2:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Shigeru Ishiba to run for LDP leadership - report

Japanese former Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba (pictured) will participate in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) election to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, The Asahi Shimbun reported on Monday citing LDP members.

A day prior, reports emerged noting that country's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will also take part in the electoral race.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced on August 28 that he decided to step down from his function due to medical reasons. The ruling party unveiled it will hold elections to choose the next leader on September 14.

Breaking the News / BU