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Yoshihide Suga Elected Japan’s New Prime Minister, Faces Dual Challenges of Covid-19 & Sinking Economy

Yoshihide Suga. (Photo: Reuters)

Suga, 71, gained a simple victory, taking 314 votes of 462 legitimate ballots solid within the decrease home of parliament, the place his ruling Liberal Democratic Party holds a commanding majority with its coalition accomplice.

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  • Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 10:41 AM IST

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Japan’s parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the previous chief cupboard secretary anticipated to stay intently to insurance policies championed by Shinzo Abe throughout his record-breaking tenure.

“According to the results, our house has decided to name Yoshihide Suga prime minister,” decrease home speaker Tadamori Oshima advised parliament after the votes had been counted.






Suga, 71, gained a simple victory, taking 314 votes of 462 legitimate ballots solid within the decrease home of parliament, the place his ruling Liberal Democratic Party holds a commanding majority with its coalition accomplice.

He bowed deeply as lawmakers applauded following the announcement, however made no fast remark.

He is predicted to announce his cupboard later Wednesday, with native media reporting he’ll retain various ministers from Abe’s  authorities.

Suga has stated he’ll prioritise retaining coronavirus infections underneath management and kickstarting Japan’s economic system, and has promised to proceed Abe’s key coverage programmes.


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