Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Shinzo Abe
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 () Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as Prime Minister today, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man.Suga had been chosen as leader of the ruling party on Monday, virtually assuring he would succeed...
Japan's longest-serving prime minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet resigned on Wednesday clearing the way for Yoshihide Suga to take over as successor, ahead of Suga's election as Japan's new prime minister in parliament.
Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar faces from predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup. Emer McCarthy reports.