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.

Reuters| Updated: Aug 19, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

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.