China News Service, September 14 According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), on the afternoon of the 14th local time, the results of the presidential election of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan were announced. The current Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was elected with 377 votes.
In response, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated, "Suga Yoshihide is the new president most commensurate with the Reiwa era."
Data map: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
According to reports, Abe spoke at the general meeting of Liberal Democratic Party members of Congress after the election. He said, "Today I will hand over the baton of the Liberal Democratic Party president to the new president Yoshihide Suga."
Abe said that Yoshihide Suga's contribution to national politics during his seven-year and eight-month tenure as Chief Cabinet Secretary was in his eyes.
Data map: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
Abe later said, "Yoshihide Suga is the new president most commensurate with the Reiwa era." He believes Yoshihide Suga will lead the Japanese people to overcome the new crown epidemic.
Since the Liberal Democratic Party is currently the largest party in the Congress, Yoshihide Suga, who has been selected as the president of the Democratic Party, will accept the appointment on the 16th and formally become the new prime minister of Japan.