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Koizumi to be re-elected on Sept. 21

Sept. 12, 2005 at 5:33 AM   |   Comments

TOKYO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Japan's government will convene a special Diet session on Sept. 21 to re-elect Junichiro Koizumi as prime minister, government officials said.

Koizumi will maintain his current Cabinet and reshuffle it after he is re-elected as head of the government at the special session, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda told a news conference Monday morning, the Mainichi Shimbun reported.

Koizumi met Monday with ruling Liberal Democratic Party Diet Affairs Committee Chairman Hidenao Nakagawa and State Minister for Postal Privatization Heizo Takenaka at the Prime Minister's Official Residence and instructed them to prepare to resubmit the postal privatization bills to the Diet.

The special session that is expected to last for about a month will deal with the postal privatization bills and a few other important bills, Hosoda said.

Under Article 54 of the Constitution, a special Diet session must be convened within 30 days after the general election to elect the next prime minister.

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