Yoshihide Suga likely to become Japan’s Next PM


TOKYO | Sept 14, 2020:

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will elect its new president following the resignation by the party's leader and longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The ruling party's top pick will then be confirmed as Prime Minister by a special session of the country's parliament, the National Diet, on Wednesday.

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Abe's loyal supporter and chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide, is widely seen as the frontrunner.

The list of election hopefuls includes former Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.