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Japan elected a new prime minister

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Japan elected a new prime minister

Yoshihide Suga

Yoshihide Suga became the new prime minister of Japan, he received the majority of votes of the deputies of the house of representatives of the country's parliament. TASS reports.

314 deputies of the lower house voted for Suga, in total 462 ballots were recognized as valid. He received the majority of votes in the upper house as well.

In the next few hours, the new Japanese prime minister is to announce the composition of his cabinet. It is assumed that most of the key posts will remain with the ministers who were part of the last government of Shinzo Abe.

On September 16, the entire government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned. It is known that Defense Minister Taro Kono will leave his post, and his place will be taken by Nobuo Kishi – the younger brother of Abe, who was previously Deputy Foreign Minister. Kono will become the Minister of State responsible for civil service reforms.

On August 28, Abe announced his intention to resign. The decision was made due to health problems: ulcerative colitis, which had long tormented the politician, worsened. Abe said that he deeply apologizes for the inability to fulfill his duties and regrets that he did not achieve the conclusion of a peace treaty with Russia.

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