Japan parliament elects Yoshihide Suga new prime minister

Publish: 3:37 PM, September 16, 2020 | Update: 3:37:PM, September 16, 2020

TOKYO, – Japan’s parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe during his record-breaking tenure.

“According to the results, our house has decided to name Yoshihide Suga prime minister,” lower house speaker Tadamori Oshima told parliament after the votes were counted.