Articles about Liberal Democratic Party

Ex-diplomat Fumio Kishida is Japan's new Prime Minister

29 Sep 2021

Ex-diplomat Fumio Kishida is Japan's new Prime Minister

Japan's former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida won the governing party leadership election on Wednesday and is set to become the next prime minister, facing the imminent task of addressing a pandemic-hit economy and ensuring a strong alliance with Washington to counter growing regional security risks.

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

14 Sep 2020

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga (71) is set to become the next Prime Minister of Japan after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) elected him as the new head.

Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues

28 Aug 2020

Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tendered his resignation on Friday, hours after reports suggested he would take such a step as his health has deteriorated.

Japan's Abe wins party vote; set to become longest-serving PM

20 Sep 2018

Japan's Abe wins party vote; set to become longest-serving PM

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party today, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realize his dream of reforming the country's constitution.

Abe aims to rewrite Japan Constitution, seeks 3rd term

15 Sep 2018

Abe aims to rewrite Japan Constitution, seeks 3rd term

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears headed for a third three-year term as the ruling party leader, extending his hold on power and giving him time to pursue a long-cherished goal of revising the country's post-World War II constitution.

Washington renames Russian embassy street after murdered Russian politician

12 Jan 2018

Washington renames Russian embassy street after murdered Russian politician

In a new development, the Washington DC City Council has unanimously voted to rename the street which houses the Russian embassy after slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.

Japan's Abe gets re-elected as PM for the third time

23 Oct 2017

Japan's Abe gets re-elected as PM for the third time

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner have won 312 out of 465 seats in the lower house of parliament, Diet.

Japan: Voting begins in snap elections

23 Oct 2017

Japan: Voting begins in snap elections

The polling phase in Japan's recently announced snap elections has started as parts of the country are being affected by Category-IV Typhoon Lan.

Why is PM Shinzo Abe so unpopular in Japan?

26 Jul 2017

Why is PM Shinzo Abe so unpopular in Japan?

After being seemingly unassailable since his ascension to power in 2012, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's popularity has dipped to what political observers term 'death zone levels'.

Hung parliament in the UK, what can happen next?

09 Jun 2017

Hung parliament in the UK, what can happen next?

The UK is set for a hung parliament after the incumbent Theresa May-led Conservative party failed to gain absolute majority.

Russian Legislative Elections: Putin-backed United Russia's big victory

21 Sep 2016

Russian Legislative Elections: Putin-backed United Russia's big victory

United Russia political party that is backed by President Vladimir Putin has won a landslide victory in the Russian parliamentary elections leaving its rivals far behind.