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Dynasties continue to dominate Japan's top leadership. My post for @monkeycageblog on new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his cabinet. Bonus 🧵 1/11 #JapanDecides2021 #dynasticpolitics @ColumbiaSIPA @Columbia_APEC @ColumbiaCJEB
Kishida was elected Japan's 100th PM (64th individual in the post) on Monday. He's a third-generation politician, following his father and grandfather into politics. He defeated another "legacy" politician, Taro Kono, in the LDP's presidential runoff last week. 2/11
Kishida pledged to “regenerate” the LDP: “We have to show the general public that the LDP has been reborn.” This goal is partly reflected in his cabinet picks: old-guard ministers like Taro Aso are out, and 13 of 20 appointees are first-timers. 3/11…
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The announcement of Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, son of the much missed Étienne Tshisekedi as provisional winner of the recent elections and next President of the DRC shows that #DynasticPolitics in #Africa is alive not just in ruling parties but also in opposition movements
There's many other examples of #DynasticPolitics all over #Africa:

The Kabilas have ruled the DRC since 1997 - outgoing President @Plaid_Kabila, succeeded his Dad, Laurent-Désiré Kabila

Botswana's last President, Iain Khama is the son of the founding President, Seretse Khama
Gabon has endured nearly 52 yrs of rule by 1st Omar Bongo (for 42 yrs from 1967-2009) & since then by his son →Ali Bongo

Edward Akuffo-Addo, father of Ghana's current President, Nana Akuffo-Addo, was Ghana's Chief Justice (1966-70) & 2nd President (1970-72)
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