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Yoshihide Suga elected leader of Japan's ruling LDP party

Christian 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.
Yoshihide Suga
Elected leader   Yoshihide Suga
Suga got Monday's internal vote to pick a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced in August that he would step down due to health problems.

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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.