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Japan’s Suga elected as country’s first new PM in 8 years

Newly elected leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Yoshihide Suga (2nd R), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso (L) and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (2nd L) walk off after casting their ballot to elect new prime minister at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo. (AFP)
Newly elected leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Yoshihide Suga (2nd R), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso (L) and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (2nd L) walk off after casting their ballot to elect new prime minister at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo. (AFP)
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16 Sep 2020 01:09:49 GMT9
16 Sep 2020 01:09:49 GMT9

 TOKYO: The Diet, Japan’s parliament, on Wednesday elected Liberal Democratic Party President Yoshihide Suga as prime minister to succeed Shinzo Abe.

His election marks Japan’s first change of leader in nearly eight years.

Suga, 71, was named to the top government post by both chambers of the Diet at respective plenary meetings.

He will become the 99th prime minister of Japan, after his predecessor stepped down due to health reasons. Suga is the 63rd person to assume the Japanese prime ministership.

Later on Wednesday, Suga will hold talks with Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of Komeito, the ruling LDP’s coalition partner, and will officially decide on the appointments of members of his cabinet.

Suga’s cabinet will be launched in the evening, following an Imperial investiture ceremony for him and an attestation ceremony for the ministers at the Imperial Palace.

JIJI press

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