Yoshihide Suga elected leader of Japan's ruling LDP partyChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 14, 2020
Yoshihide Suga has been elected leader of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), paving the way for him to become the country's next prime minister.
Elected leader Yoshihide Suga
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Currently the chief cabinet secretary, Suga took 377 of a total of 534 votes against the two other contenders, former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
Given the LDP's legislative majority, Suga is expected to get a parliamentary vote. ■