Fumio Kishida elected as Japan's new prime minister

With the victory in parliament, the former foreign minister will be Japan’s 100th prime minister; he will replace Yoshihide Suga, who resigned after one year in office.

EFE / EPA / KIMIMASA MAYAMAFumio Kishida will challenge the country’s economic situation, the fight against the pandemic and the threats from China and North Korea

Former Foreign Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, is the new prime minister of the country. The decision in parliament took place on Monday, April 4, after the politician from the Liberal Democratic Party (PLD), which has majority support, defeated the opponent Yukio Edano, head of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. With the victory, Kishida becomes the 100th Japanese Prime Minister. He will replace the party mate Yoshihide Suga, who resigned from office one year after starting his term. Considered a moderate politician, Fumio Kishida will challenge the country’s economic situation, confronting pandemic and the threats of China and yes North Korea. The prime minister is expected to bring forward the November legislative elections to October 31st.

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