HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


(Update 2) Suga Elected Japan's Prime Minister

(Update 2) Suga Elected Japan's Prime Minister

   Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press)--The Diet, Japan's parliament, on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga, president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, as prime minister, in the country's first change of leader in nearly eight years.
   Suga, 71, won a majority vote in the first round of voting in both Diet chambers, collecting 314 votes in the House of Representatives, the lower chamber, and 142 votes in the House of Councillors, the upper chamber.
   He effectively became the first LDP lawmaker who does not belong to any party faction and is not from a political family to be named to the top government post.
   He will become the 99th prime minister of Japan, after his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, stepped down due to health reasons.
   Suga will aim to make the utmost efforts to contain the coronavirus and revive the Japanese economy, while basically continuing Abe's policies. Suga supported Abe as chief cabinet secretary.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
FBI Warns of Russian Interference in US Polls with Misinformation Favoring Trump
ECONOMY
Japan to Step Up Aid for Local Govts Declaring to Become "Zero-Carbon Cities"
SPORTS
Soccer: Japan Stays 28th in FIFA Rankings, Highest in Asia
OTHER
Japan to Beef Up Testing Regime to Prepare for Twin Epidemic of Coronavirus, Flu

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos