TOKYO, 21 September (Reuters) – The administration of the election administration of the LDP has decided to publish the schedule for the presidential elections on 7 September and the 20th on the 21st. It is officially decided during the general meeting of the party. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (president of the Liberal Democratic Party) who is aiming for 3 elections is Shigeru Ishinaki, former secretary general, in the form of a challenge.
The term of office of the LDP president is three years. In 2015, three years ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected without a vote, so he will be the first election in six years.
The election of the President of the Liberal Democratic Party is contested in a total of 810 votes, 405 votes from parliamentarians (House of Representatives) and 405 votes from local votes (party and party discussions). The provisional change in 2014 increased the weight of local votes, including the number of local votes that had been set at 300 votes before, the same as the number of members of the diet.
If the first place candidate can not take a majority, it will be the race league, and local votes have not yet been reflected, but this time will be decided by the sum of the votes of the members and the local votes of 47 votes.
It also reduces the voting conditions of local votes from the age of 20 or older to the age of 18 or older that paid party expenses by the end of 2017.
At the 2012 presidential election, Mr. Ishihisa surpassed Mr. Abe in the local vote, but Mr. Abe, who strengthened the voting rounds of the legislators in the final round, reversed. In the current presidential election, it is assumed that around 70 to 80 percent of the votes of the parliamentary assembly support Prime Minister Abe, and trends in local voices attract attention.