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Japan Vaccine Minister Kono To Declare LDP Leadership Run On Fri -Kyodo

Japanese vaccine minister Taro Kono will formally announce on Friday that he is joining the race to lead the ruling party, Kyodo news agency said.

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That will make Kono the third candidate to replace Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who last week threw into disarray the contest for leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) with a sudden statement that he would not run.

The party’s majority in parliament virtually ensures that its leader will become prime minister. The leadership election is set for Sept 29.

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