The race to lead Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party has come down to a runoff between Kono Taro and Kishida Fumio.
In the first round of voting, Regulatory Reform Minister Kono Taro won 255 votes.
Former LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson Kishida Fumio got 256.
Former Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Takaichi Sanae garnered 188.
And LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Noda Seiko drew 63.
Since no one secured more than half the votes, Kishida and Kono, the top two contenders, will now face off.
This time, votes by the LDP lawmakers have more weight, as the results from rank-and-file party members will count for only 47 votes.
The results will come a bit later on.