Sandra Brown 9/14/2020
Japan elected a new head of the ruling party
Two days later, at an extraordinary session of parliament, a vote will be held on the candidacy of the Prime Minister of Japan.
In Japan, elections have ended for the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), who will soon become the country's prime minister. The general secretary of the Japanese government, Yoshihide Suga, has won, Kyodo reported on Monday, September 14.
It is indicated that Suga received 377 votes, while his rivals - ex-defense minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida - received 68 and 89 votes, respectively.
Now, on September 16, at an extraordinary session of parliament, a vote will be held on the candidacy of the prime minister, who will replace the outgoing Shinzo Abe for health reasons.
We will remind you, on August 28, Shinzo Abe announced that he wants to resign due to deteriorating health. His ulcerative colitis worsened, due to which he also had to leave the post of prime minister in 2007.