Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will carry out the simultaneous reshuffle of the cabinet and party affairs on the 11th. The important duties are in principle unchanged. Deputy Prime Minister Aso Taro, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yu Yiwei, and Liberal Democratic Party Secretary And the president of the government investigation will be retained.
The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported that on the other hand, Abe will conduct overall personnel layout and considerations for important heads such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and those who have no chance of winning the election.
Regarding the second-order Junbo continuation as the secretary-general, some people in the Liberal Democratic Party believe that the second-order senior is 80 years old. In addition, the long-term position of the clerk should be replaced by another person. However, some people also said that the second-order trade was in July from the perspective of stable governance. The Senate election allowed the Liberal Democratic Party to win, so he was happy to see him as the post of secretary.
Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reported that Abe believes that the second order is the most political comrade in the Liberal Democratic Party, so he decided to let the second order continue.
The second order was to take over as the secretary-general in August 2016. The 2017 House of Representatives general election and the July Senate general election in July allowed the Liberal Democratic Party to win.
More importantly, under the second-order dominance, the Liberal Democratic Party revised the party constitution so that the president’s term of office will be changed from six years in two consecutive sessions to nine years in which he can do three consecutive years, creating a three-year re-election path for Abe. The term of the Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party’s president will expire in 2021.
Although some people in the Liberal Democratic Party are worried about the second-order health, senior members believe that there is no reason to refuse the second-order resignation.
In addition, from December 2012, Abe, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs after Abe took office, left the cabinet in August 2017 and transferred to the party as the political president. On the 4th, Kishida held talks with Abe at the Prime Minister’s residence to exchange views on this reorganization and change.
Within the party group led by Kishida, the Kishida faction (Hongchihui), Kishi, who hopes to target the “post-Abe period”, can serve as the secretary-general in this wave of personnel changes, but Abe’s idea is still to attach importance to party stability.
At present, the foreign minister, Kono Taro, is expected to change his position. It may be replaced by the Minister of Economic Responsibility responsible for Japan-US trade negotiations.