Yoshihide Suga Becomes Japan’s 99th Prime Minister

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On Wednesday, The Japanese parliament, announced Yoshihide Suga, ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, as the country’s 99th prime minister.

Shino Abe, his predecessor, announced that he was stepping down in August due to worsening health issues. The former PM is suffering from a recurring intestinal illness called ulcerative colitis.

Suga, who won a resounding victory in the LDP leadership race on Monday, was approved by both chambers of the parliament which is controlled by the LDP and junior coalition partner, Komeito.

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