Japan ruling party picks successor to Abe


Chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide suga is heavily tipped to win the Liberal Democratic Party ballot, with a parliamentary vote this week set to elevate him to the country's top job. – EPA pic, September 14, 2020.

JAPAN’S ruling party votes today for its next leader, with top government adviser Yoshihide Suga all but certain to win and replace Shinzo Abe as the country’s new prime minister.

Chief cabinet secretary Suga is heavily tipped to win the Liberal Democratic Party ballot, with a parliamentary vote Wednesday set to elevate him to the country’s top job.


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