Japanese PM re-elected as LDP president as no challenger emerges

Updated: 2015-09-08 09:16


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TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as party chief without a vote as nobody filed candidacy for the presidential election set for Sept 20, local media reported Tuesday.

The LDP received applications from candidates from 8 am to 8: 30 am local time Tuesday. Senior lawmakers Seiko Noda, who has expressed her intention to challenge Abe, gave up at last on filing candidacy, said Japan's Kyodo News Agency.