Japan: PM Won Re-Election as Leader of Ruling Party

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution

Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe won re-election as leader of his ruling party today.

Setting him on course to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution.

The 63-year-old conservative secured 553 votes from lawmakers and party members against 254 won by former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba in a two-horse race for leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.

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