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Grafik zeigt die wahrscheinlichsten Kandidaten als Nachfolger von Premierminister Yoshihide Suga.


Nachfolger für Japans Suga

By Jordi Bou

September 29, 2021 - Die regierende Liberale Demokratische Partei von Japan wird den neuen Premierminister als Nachfolger von Yoshihide Suga wählen, der seinen Rücktritt bekanntgegeben hat. Der erfolgreiche Kandidat wird die drittgrößte Wirtschaftsmacht der Welt führen.

Suga, whose popularity plummeted after he failed to rein in the Covid-19 outbreak, announced on Friday he would not seek re-election in this month’s leadership race for the ruling Liberal Democratic party. The winner of that contest will lead the party in a general election that must be held by November 30.

Possible candidates include Taro Kono, 58, the administrative reform minister, Fumio Kishida, 64, former foreign minister, Shigeru Ishiba, 64, former defence minister, and Sanae Takaichi, former internal affairs minister who wants to be the first woman to serve as prime minister.

PUBLISHED: 03/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images