PM Abe set to win party election, says Japan ruling party heavyweight

Japan`s ruling party heavyweight said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised to win a party leadership election in September.

Tokyo: Japan`s ruling party heavyweight said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised to win a party leadership election in September.

"The Liberal Democratic Party is quietly moving towards the re-election of Abe (as party leader). Judging from my experience, there will be no doubt over Prime Minister Abe`s victory," Toshihiro Nikai, head of the LDP`s decision-making General Council, told a news conference.

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