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Grafik zeigt die Kandidaten die Yoshihide Suga als Premierminister nachfolgen wollen.


Nachfolger für Japans Suga

By Jordi Bou

September 29, 2021 - Die regierende Liberal Demokratische Partei Japans wird den neuen Premierminister nach Yoshihide Sugas Rücktritt wählen. Der erfolgreiche Kandidat wird die drittgrößte Weltwirtschaft leiten.

The race to become Japan's next prime minister has set up the most unpredictable contest of the past 15 years, with candidates facing challenges over income disparity, the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and a region increasingly dominated by China.

The election is an internal battle within the Liberal Democratic Party, between Taro Kono, a U.S.-educated champion of deregulation, Fumio Kishida, a sceptic of neoliberal policies and two female politicians, Sanae Takaichi and Seiko Noda, hoping to become the first woman to take the top job.

If no candidate secures a majority in the first round, the two top finishers will face a runoff held on the same day.

PUBLISHED: 27/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images