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LDP passes rule change that could see Abe remain PM until 2021

LDP passes rule change that could see Abe remain PM until 2021

TOKYO, March 6 (PNA/Kyodo) — The ruling Liberal Democratic Party decided Sunday to extend its term limit on party leaders, potentially allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to remain in his role until September 2021.

Abe’s tenure as president of the LDP was set to run out in September next year before the rule change, which would have meant stepping down as prime minister even if the LDP was still in power.

The party, holding its annual convention at a Tokyo hotel, approved extending the limit to three consecutive three-year terms from the previous two consecutive three-year terms. (PNA/Kyodo)
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