Yoshihide Suga elected as PM of Japan

Japan’s ruling party on Monday i.e.14th September, elected chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga as their new leader, making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe as the country’s next prime minister.

Suga easily won the ballot, by taking 377 of a total of 534 valid votes from Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers and regional representatives.

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His rivals, former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba and LDP policy chief Fumio Kishida, was far behind from his goal to win.

Suga has specifically said his candidacy was motivated by a desire to continue the outgoing prime minister’s programmes.