Japan ruling party elects Fumio Kishida leader, next PM

The Guardian Nigeria | Sep 29, 2021 at 2:00 AM
  • Japan’s ruling party elected former foreign minister Fumio Kishida its new leader on Wednesday, setting him on course to become the next prime minister of the world’s third-largest economy.
  • Kishida, 64, will be confirmed as the new premier in a vote in parliament on October 4 and will then lead the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) into general elections that must happen by November.
  • A former LDP policy chief, Kishida sought to capitalise on public discontent over Suga’s response to the pandemic.