Fumio Kishida: Who is the man set to be Japan’s new prime minister? | World News


Japan is set to get a new prime minister within days after the ruling party elected a new leader following the resignation of the outgoing Yoshihide Suga.

The former foreign minister Fumio Kishida won a race to lead the right-wing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday, and that result is almost certain to be ratified by parliament.

But in the coming weeks, he faces a general election.

Mr Suga had been in the job for just over a year, having been appointed to the role following the resignation of long-standing PM Shinzo Abe.

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Mr Kishida beat the popular vaccinations minister Taro Kono comfortably in a run-off after finishing only one vote ahead of him in the first round.

Two women had also taken part in the first round, but came behind Mr…



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