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Japan's Suga formally voted in as PM

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 16, 2020
Japan’s Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament to become the country’s first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar faces from predecessor Shinzo Abe’s lineup.
Yoshihide Suga
Japan   Yoshihide Suga
Suga, Abe’s longtime right-hand man, has pledged to pursue many of Abe’s programmes, including his “Abenomics” economic strategy, and to forge ahead with structural reforms, including deregulation and shutting down bureaucratic turf battles.

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About half of the new cabinet are carryovers from Abe’s administration.