Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan’s new prime minister

Hindustan Times reports:
world Updated: Sep 16, 2020 10:58 IST Japanese ruling party leader Yoshihide Suga was elected prime minister in a parliamentary vote Wednesday, becoming the country's first new premier in nearly eight years. Suga's ruling Liberal Democratic Party used its majority in the powerful lower house of parliament, which is empowered to pick the premier, to elect him to lead the world's third largest economy as it tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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