YOSHIHIDE SUGA ELECTED AS NEW PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Japan’s parliament has elected Yoshihide Suga as the country’s new prime minister, following the resignation of Shinzo Abe.
After winning the governing party’s leadership earlier this week, Wednesday’s vote confirms the former Chief Cabinet Secretary’s new position.
A close ally of Mr. Abe, the new prime minister, is expected to continue his predecessor’s policies.
Shinzo Abe announced his resignation last month, citing ill health.