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.
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.