September 12, 2007 / 7:19 AM / 12 years ago

Japan PM's successor likely picked September 19

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party is likely to pick a successor to outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sept 19, public broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday.

The party will pick a new leader, who will be the new prime minister because his party leads Japan’s ruling coalition.

Abe abruptly announced on Wednesday his resignation after a year in power dogged by scandals, an election rout and a crisis over Japan’s support for U.S.-led operations in Afghanistan.

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