2021 Liberal Democratic Party (Japan) leadership election
The 2021 Liberal Democratic Party leadership election was held on 29 September 2021 to elect the next President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. The winner of the election is expected to lead the party in the upcoming 2021 Japanese general election. Current party President and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced on September 3 that he would not run for re-election. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida was elected party leader and will become Prime Minister on 4 October.
2021 Liberal Democratic Party (Japan) Leadership election round 1,2
|Candidate(s)||Notable positions||Party faction(s)||District(s)||Announced||Reference(s)|
|Fumio Kishida||Member of the House of Representatives (since 1993)
Minister of Foreign Affairs (2012–2017)
Acting Defense Minister (2017)
|Kōchikai||Hiroshima 1st district||26 August|||
|Sanae Takaichi||Member of the House of Representatives (since 2005)
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (2019–2020)
|none||Nara 2nd district||26 August|||
|Taro Kono||Member of the House of Representatives (since 1996)
Chair of the National Public Safety Commission (2015–2016)
Minister for Foreign Affairs (2017–2019)
Minister of Defense (2019–2020)
Minister for Administrative Reform & Regulatory Reform (since 2020)
|Shikōkai||Kanagawa's 15th district||3 September|||
|Seiko Noda||Member of the House of Representatives (since 1993)
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (2017–2018)
|None||Gifu 1st district||5 September|||
|Candidate(s)||Notable positions||Party faction(s)||District(s)||Announced||Withdrew||Reference(s)|
|Yoshihide Suga||Prime Minister
Member of the House of Representatives
|none||Kanagawa 2nd district||17 July||3 September
|Candidate||1st Round||2nd Round|
|Diet members||Party members||Total points||Diet members||Prefectural chapters||Total points|
|Votes cast||%||Popular votes||%||Allocated votes||%||Total votes||%||Votes cast||%||Votes cast||%||Total votes||%|
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