– Yoshihide Suga is now Japan's new prime minister following a vote in the parliament
– Suga officially took over from his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, on Wednesday, September 16
– Before attaining the nation's most envied political position, Suga worked as a factory employee and is the son of a farmer
After a vote by members of the parliament, Japan on Wednesday, September 16, officially got a new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, after his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, the nation's longest-serving leader announced his intention to resign in August due to health problems.
Although Suga was elected as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday, September 14, with not less than 70% of the votes, he needed the complete support of parliamentarians under the auspices of the Diet, to attain the envied office.