Suga likely to cap career as next Japanese PM


Yoshihide Suga, 71, is widely expected to win the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership race, which kicks off today. – EPA pic, September 8, 2020.

YOSHIHIDE Suga, the man expected to become Japan’s next prime minister, is a farmer’s son with a reputation for inscrutability, who has become a key government adviser, spokesman and policy enforcer.

The 71-year-old is widely expected to win the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership race, which kicked off today, and be endorsed by parliament to replace outgoing prime minister Shinzo Abe.


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