Yoshihide Suga is the new prime minister of Japan. Yeah, Japan’s Parliament has elected Yoshihide Suga as the country’s new prime minister, following the surprise resignation of Shinzo Abe. Shinzo Abe had resigned from the prime minister post one month ago due to a long illness. And after winning the leadership of the governing party earlier this weak, and Wednesday vote confirmed the former chief cabinet secretary position as the country prime minister.
Mr. Yoshihide Suga had easily won a poll for prime minister in the Diet, Japans lower house. And out of 462 votes, he won 314. However, it had been widely expected as his Liberal Democratic Party holds a majority in the house. And along with his new cabinet, he will be ceremonially endorsed by the Emperor at the Palace.
What Are The Challenges Which Lies Ahead For The New Prime Minister Of The Japan?
There is going to be a lot of challenges for the new prime minister of Japan. As the former cabinet minister, he takes the leadership of the country at very tough times. As like every other country in the whole world, Japan is also suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, which had caused the biggest economic crisis on the record.
The country is also dealing with the problem of a rapidly aging society, as the whole third population of Japan is above 65. Mr. Yoshihide Suga had served for years as the chief cabinet secretary, one of the most senior roles after the prime minister. And had promised to carry on the work of the previous prime minister, including economic reform program dubbed Abenomics.
Who Is Yoshihide Suga?
Yoshihide Suga had born as the son of the strawberry farmers. He came from the most humble and simple background. He rose slowly through the political ranks but firstly, he was the secretary to an LDP lawmaker. Mr. Yoshihide Suga became a member of the Diet in 1996. In 2005 he became the cabinet minister and gained the much-needed influence in the cabinet.
He was the right hand of the previous prime minister Mr. Shinzo Abe. And the previous prime minister strongly supported him. But as he takes over during the midterm, observers expect him to only serve the remaining day and the next year election will put him in front of the general electorate. Many believes, he is not going to be the first choice of them to be the prime minister. However, what will happen next year, will be known next year. Till then keep reading for further updates.