Politics Japan's Suga signals chance of calling snap election: Report Updated : September 08, 2020 09:34 AM IST Markets have been rife with speculation that Suga, upon becoming prime minister, may call a snap election to solidify his political grip. The LDP leadership race among Suga and two rivals – former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba and ex-foreign minister Fumio Kishida – kicks off formally on Tuesday. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.