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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is among those who may take over the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also serves as LDP president, the party’s secretary-general has said.

Suga “has done very well as chief Cabinet secretary in this difficult period,” Toshihiro Nikai said in an interview with the monthly magazine Bungei Shunju. “He is capable enough (of serving as LDP president).”

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