Yoshihide Suga, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP,) ruling party of Japan is elected as the Prime Minister of Japan.
On the 16th of September, Yoshihide Suga was elected the Prime Minister of Japan through parliamentary vote.
Mr. Suga is the country’s first new premier after eight years of Shinzo Abe.
Yoshihide Suga, 71 years old, won an easy victory, taking 314 votes of 462 valid ballots cast in the lower house of parliament.
The ruling Party elected Yoshihide Suga by using its majority in the powerful lower house of parliament.
The election came days after Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan resigned due to health issues.
Mr. Suga’s appointment was two days after he was selected as LDP leader.
Tadamori Oshima, the Lower House Speaker of Japan Preliminary, said, “According to the results, our house has decided to name Yoshihide Suga prime minister.”
He bowed deeply as lawmakers applauded following the announcement, but made no immediate comment.
Yoshihide Suga is expected to announce his cabinet later on the 16th of September.
Stay tuned for further updates.