In the LDP presidential contest run-off Abe Shinzo prevailed over Ishiba Shigeru, 108 to 89 votes, after Ishiba took out the LDP chapters by a margin of 165 to 87 (with three others) and 199 to 141 including the Diet members first round votes. Ishihara gained a full 65 votes from Diet members, but only 34 from the regional chapters. The factions played a decisive role in this outcome.
If this represents a renewal of the LDP, then they are doing it by going all the way back to the start of the 1955 system. This is the first time in 56 years that a second place getter in the first round has managed to prevail in a run-off of only LDP Diet Members.