Shigeru Ishiba (right), a heavyweight of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has started a gradual campaign to usurp Shinzo Abe as party leader and prime minister. Photo: AP
Shigeru Ishiba (right), a heavyweight of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has started a gradual campaign to usurp Shinzo Abe as party leader and prime minister. Photo: AP
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analysis | Ambitious Shigeru Ishiba the man to watch as campaign to topple Shinzo Abe begins

Shigeru Ishiba has only has 19 members in his faction - one short of the 20 threshold required to nominate a challenger for the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party

Shigeru Ishiba (right), a heavyweight of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has started a gradual campaign to usurp Shinzo Abe as party leader and prime minister. Photo: AP
Shigeru Ishiba (right), a heavyweight of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has started a gradual campaign to usurp Shinzo Abe as party leader and prime minister. Photo: AP
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