Japan’s minister Taro Kono, in charge of fighting COVID-19 is the top choice of voters for Japan’s prime minister. He might also pick up the backing of a popular ruling party heavyweight in the race for party leader.
After the shocking announcement by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to step down from his post, a ruling Liberal Democratic Celebration (LDP) management race was set for September 29. Many candidates will be contemplating runs along with two ladies. The winner will turn out to be the prime minister after the LDP’s majority in parliament.
Kono is a lengthy favored candidate amongst the voters and made no secret of wanting the job but the celebration elders are cautious of him for his outspokenness and fame as a maverick. Every candidate wants to assemble 20 supporters by September 17 to be a proper candidate. Kono is considered nonetheless too young for the job despite the media reporting on the weekend that he had secured Suga’s backing.
The results will be tougher to predict as the celebration members on the prefectural level may also have the ability to vote, unlike the final year’s management race when Suga emerged as the winner.