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Election season is boosting the performance of Japanese stocks as investors bet on potential market winners, including renewable energy and pharmaceuticals. (Source photo by Nikkei)
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How the winner of Japan's PM race could affect markets

Ruling party set to choose between four very different candidates

JADA NAGUMO, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- The prospect of a new prime minister has sent Japan's stock market to its highest level since 1990 as investors hope stronger leadership and fresh policies will spark change in the world's third-largest economy.

The four candidates to succeed Yoshihide Suga as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party face off in a poll of party members and members of parliament on Wednesday. If no one wins a majority of ballots, the top two candidates will then head into a runoff, with the victor set to become prime minister ahead of a general election due before late November.

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