Monday, 18 October 2021 09:14 GMT

Japan to hold special parliament session on Oct. 4 to elect new premier

(MENAFN)According to Kyodo News, Japan took a decision to elect pick Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's successor at an extraordinary parliament session on Oct. 4, meaning a general election is likely to be held in November.

A news briefing in the capital Tokyo quoted Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato as saying that"We need to nominate a next prime minister after the elections, so we will convene an extraordinary Diet session … this morning in the Cabinet meeting we have given an approval for that."

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) holds its own election to pick Suga’s successor on Sept. 29. Whoever is elected is estimated to be supported in the Diet.

Suga further declared that he will not run for re-election as party leader, marking the end of his tenure. He was elected to the role just a year ago following the resignation of Shinzo Abe.

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