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 ...