Yoshihide Suga to follow ‘Abenomics’

Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan after a Parliamentary vote in Tokyo on Wednesday. Suga, popularly known as Shinzo Abe’s ‘Right-hand man’, will succeed as the new Japanese premier after 8 years of Abe’s tenure.

He won the election by securing 314 seats out of 465 seats in the parliament on Wednesday. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi congratulated him through his tweet.

“Heartiest congratulations to Excellency Yoshihide Suga on the appointment as Prime Minister of Japan @kantei. I look forward to jointly taking our Special Strategic and Global Partnership to new heights. @sugawitter,” wrote PM Modi on his twitter.

The 71-year-old, Yoshihide Suga is the head of the Liberal Democratic Party and he will replace his own party mate Shinzo Abe. Shinzo Abe was Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, who has resigned recently and cleared the path for Yoshihide Suga.

The former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had made his intention to resign in the month of August after suffering from health problems related to colitis, which is a non-curable inflammatory bowel disease.

Suga was elected as LDP leader on Monday and on Wednesday, was elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan. He will announce his cabinet line soon which will include a large number of Abe’s appointees and will keep in place his former boss’s flexible fiscal stance and ultra-easy monetary policy known as “Abenomics”.

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