President of the Liberal Democrats
October 23, 2021
The Liberal Democratic Party (Liberal Democratic Party) (Japanese: 自由民主党総裁 Ji Youminshtososai[*], English: President of the Liberal Democratic Party) is the party leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and heads the party as its chief executive. He is elected by lawmakers and members of the Liberal Democrats. Since the Liberal Democratic Party (Liberal Democratic Party) has maintained the first party in the House of Representatives until now, with the exception of some times since its establishment in November 1955, according to the Japanese custom in which the leader or representative of the first party serves as the prime minister, most of the successive LDP presidents During his tenure, he also served as Prime Minister. For this reason, both are collectively called "Prime Minister (総理総裁)", but in the media and other media, the titles corresponding to the Prime Minister such as "Prime Minister (総理大臣)" and "Prime Minister (首相)" are mostly called. and "Governor (総裁)" is used in election-related programs appearing as "LDP's president" or news related to the election of the LDP's president. Therefore, the title of governor has not been used frequently in the media for some period in the past, except when the LDP was the opposition party. In Japan, since the Liberal Democratic Party has been in power for a long time, as the head of the administration, the prime minister, and the head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are both held concurrently by one person, power is concentrated in one place, and the ruling party is responsible for the situation of the prime minister. As various problems occurred, such as failing to correct it and falling into a "golden flag", the "separation theory of the prime minister and governor" (having different people in charge of the prime minister and governor) has been proposed several times in the past as a solution, but it has never been realized. The LDP's chief executive is the president, but when the president also serves as the prime minister, the secretary-general who assists the governor is in charge of most of the party's affairs.