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Japan election

Young Japanese lawmakers call for free vote in LDP leadership race

Rise of younger lawmakers challenges Japan's traditional backdoor deal-making

A group of young parliamentarians from the Liberal Democratic Party held a meeting at the party's headquarters on Sept. 7, calling for reforms ahead of the party's presidential election on Sept. 29.

TOKYO -- Junior lawmakers from Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party have called for an open vote to determine who should succeed outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as party president, rather than backing the candidates endorsed by their faction bosses.

Their proposals reflect the young LDP lawmakers' desire to choose a new chief capable of leading the party to victory, especially ahead of the lower house election that will follow on the heels of the presidential race.

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