Guyjin » Blog Archive » Noda Yoshihiko Wins DPJ Leadership; Set

29 Aug

yoshihiko noda

TOKYO (MNI) – Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda won the ruling
Democratic Party of Japan leadership election Monday and is set to
become the eighth Prime Minister in 10 years following Naoto Kan’s
resignation Friday.

In a second, final vote, Noda defeated Economy, Trade and Industry
Minister Banri Kaieda with a 215-to-177 majority vote, according to the
official results of the ballots cast by the 395 DPJ members, 392 of
which were valid.

Noda came from behind after finishing the first round with 102
votes, trailing Kaieda’s 143 votes. The top contender failed to win
majority support, leading to a run-off vote.

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