LDP factions lose clout, leaving Abe with monopoly on power

Nov 23, 2015

LDP factions lose clout, leaving Abe with monopoly on power

The Liberal Democratic Party, which marked the 60th anniversary of its founding earlier this month, has produced 22 prime ministers since its inception in 1955, including Shinzo Abe. In many previous LDP administrations, intraparty factions wielded enormous influence, but the party’s inner dynamics have ...

Aug 25, 2014

LDP lawmakers jockey for Cabinet posts ahead of reshuffle

Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers with interests in specific industries are competing to win related ministerial posts in the Cabinet reshuffle Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is slated to conduct on Sept. 3. Among these are the defense, agriculture and education portfolios. Intraparty factions with aspiring ...