71-year-old Yoshihide Suga is a new Prime Minister of Japan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The new head of government was supported by a majority of MPs in the House of Representatives
15:47, 16 September 2020

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga
Kyodo News

The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, has been elected the new head of government. This was reported by the local agency Kyodo.

His candidacy was supported by the majority of members of the House of Representatives of the Japanese Parliament. Suga promised to promote former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy, such as “Abenomics”, a combination of measures aimed at overcoming deflation and boosting growth in the world’s third largest economy.

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The 71-year-old son of a farmer who, unlike Abe and many other lawmakers in Japan is not a descendant of a political dynasty, hinted at the possibility of additional steps to support the economy.

Suga also noted that his main tasks at the post are to fight the spread of coronavirus and restore the economy affected by the pandemic.

“I will dedicate myself to work for the nation and people,” he said.

As it was reported earlier, today the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned in its entirety.

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