Suga elected Japan’s new prime minister

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Last month, his predecessor Shinzo Abe announced that he would step down due to health problems. Japan’s Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country’s first new leader in nearly eight years. He served under Abe as chief cabinet secretary, acting as top government spokesman and coordinating policies. Suga, 71, is Abe’s longtime right-hand man. Abe’s younger brother, Nobuo Kishi, was named defense minister. His priority will be tackling the coronavirus pandemic, as well as reviving the Japanese economy, which has been ravaged by the coronavirus crisis. Among those retaining their jobs in the new cabinet are key players such as finance minister Taro Aso and foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi. He has pledged to pursue many of Abe’s programmes and to forge ahead with structural reforms.

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Yoshihide Suga (C) is applauded by lawmakers and former prime minister Shinzo Abe (far L) after being elected as new Japanese Prime Minister at an extraordinary parliametary session of the parliament in Tokyo, Japan, 16 September 2020. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Suga elected Japan’s new prime minister

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08672162 Yoshihide Suga (C) is applauded by lawmakers and former prime minister Shinzo Abe (far L) after being elected as new Japanese Prime Minister at an extraordinary parliametary session of the parliament in Tokyo, Japan, 16 September 2020. Suga succeeded to former prime minister Shinzo Abe.
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