Tokyo: Yoshihide Suga was formally elected as Japan’s Prime Minister on Wednesday to become the nation’s first new leader in nearly eight years.
Suga, who was a chief cabinet secretary to outgoing premier Shinzo Abe, was voted in by the lower house of Parliament where his ruling Liberal Democratic Party holds a majority.
He pledged to carry on many of Abe’s programs, including his signature “Abenomics” economic strategy specially in a time of Covid when the economic health of the Japan is going through a tough face.
Earlier this morning, the outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet resigned, marking an end to Abe’s record-long tenure of nearly eight years.
Abe, whose support was critical in ensuring Suga’s victory in the party election this week, entered the prime minister’s office on the last day of his tenure and thanked the people of Japan, vowing to support the incoming government as a regular member of parliament, CNBC reported