Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi will reappoint Yoshiro Mori as secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party and Hiromu Nonaka as chief Cabinet secretary if he wins the Sept. 21 LDP presidential election, informed sources said Thursday.

According to the sources, Obuchi has already begun pondering his next Cabinet lineup as well as a personnel reshuffle among the LDP’s top brass, ahead of the proposed tripartite coalition with the Liberal Party and New Komeito, as early as this month.

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