Yoshihide Suga elected as New Prime Minister of Japan

Yoshihide Suga won the leadership contest of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party by 377 votes out of 534 votes. He is to expected to launch his own Cabinet on 16 September.

Updated: Sep 16, 2020 03:00:24 pm

Yoshihide Suga elected as New Prime Minister of Japan

16 September 2020 Current Affairs:Japanese ruling party leader Yoshihide Suga has been elected as the Mew Prime Minister of Japan after the resignation of Shinzo Abe, due to poor health. Yoshihide Suga won the leadership contest of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party by 377 votes out of 534 votes. He is to expected to launch his own Cabinet on 16 September.

Yoshihide Suga:
Yoshihide Suga is the son of a strawberry farmer.  will be the new head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party. Suga served as the Chief Cabinet secretary and Abe's right-hand man. The 71-year-old would continue his predecessor’s “Abenomics” strategy of hyper-easy monetary policy. Suga, previously, has served as a powerful government adviser and spokesperson during Abe’s nearly eight-year tenure. 

Abe Shinzo:
The first tenure of Abe Shinzo as the Prime Minister began in September 2006. In 2007, he resigned due to health problems. In September 2012, he returned to the helm of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). In December 2012, he returned to the office of prime minister after the LDP regained power in a House of Representatives election. As of November 19, he has held the post in his current administration for 2,520 days. Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japan's constitutional government 
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