From left: Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Finance minister Taro Aso and Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
From left: Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Finance minister Taro Aso and Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
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Shinzo Abe’s resignation: who might become Japan’s next PM?

  • The Liberal Democratic Party will hold an election to replace Abe as its president, followed by a vote in parliament to elect a new prime minister
  • Likely contenders include Abe’s close aide Fumio Kishida, foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi, and Abe critic Shigeru Ishiba

From left: Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Finance minister Taro Aso and Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
From left: Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Finance minister Taro Aso and Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
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