Backroom deals, old-usual-college politics attend rise of Japan’s doubtless unique premier – Reuters Africa

By Linda Sieg, Sakura MurakamiTOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s ruling party has yet to vote on a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe but his loyal lieutenant looks set to win the post, the result of backroom manoeuvring and bargaining that began months before Abe said he’d quit over ill health.FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief…

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