Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan's new prime minister to succeed Abe

2020-09-16 05:44:38 GMT2020-09-16 13:44:38(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TOKYO, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, was chosen as the new prime minister to succeed Shinzo Abe in an extraordinary parliamentary session on Wednesday.

Suga was elected by both chambers of parliament on Wednesday afternoon.

He is expected to form a cabinet filled with ministers who served under Abe.