Yoshihide Suga has been elected the new Prime Minister of Japan. The country’s parliament on Wednesday elected him the new Prime Minister. Earlier, he was elected the new leader of the ruling party. The UK news outlet BBC told this news in a report.
Reportedly, 314 out of 472 people in the lower house of parliament supported Suga. However, with the ruling coalition gaining an overwhelming majority in Parliament, there was no doubt about its victory.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation in August for health reasons. Since then, Suga’s name was heard in Yoshihide, known as Abe’s right-hand heir. After being elected, he resolved to work for the betterment of the common people of the country and the interests of the rural community.
He said that the incomplete works of his predecessor should be completed and the country’s economy affected by the Corona situation should be restored.
Shinzo Abe attended the last cabinet meeting of his term on Wednesday. Later speaking to reporters, Yoshihide Suga expressed satisfaction with his achievements during his nearly eight years in power.
The newly elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has served as the Chief Cabinet Secretary to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He is scheduled to form his new cabinet by Sunday afternoon.