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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Chaos from Ghosn's fall ripples beyond Renault-Nissan alliance

Suppliers and French government worry as automakers lose clear captain

Carlos Ghosn was the glue that held the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance together.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The removal of Carlos Ghosn as chairman of Nissan Motor reveals deep tensions inside the Japanese automaker's alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, as the partners struggle to chart a future without the charismatic leader who held them all together.

The alliance's future hinges on finding a successor who possesses the leadership chops to navigate the trio's sometimes conflicting interests while ensuring continued growth amid paradigm shifts like autonomous cars and electric vehicles.

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