Yoshihide Suga

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Yoshihide Suga
菅 義偉
Yoshihide Suga in 2020 year.jpg
Prime Minister of Japan
Assumed office
16 September 2020
MonarchNaruhito
DeputyTarō Asō
Preceded byShinzo Abe
President of the Liberal Democratic Party
Assumed office
14 September 2020
Preceded byShinzo Abe
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
26 December 2012 – 16 September 2020
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Preceded byOsamu Fujimura
Succeeded byTBD
Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
In office
26 September 2006 – 27 August 2007
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Preceded byHeizō Takenaka
Succeeded byHiroya Masuda
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
20 October 1996
ConstituencyKanagawa 2nd district
Personal details
Born (1948-12-06) 6 December 1948 (age 71)
Yuzawa, Akita, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic
Spouse(s)Mariko
Children3
Alma materHosei University
WebsiteOfficial website

Yoshihide Suga (菅 義偉, Suga Yoshihide, born 6 December 1948) is a Japanese politician. In September 2020, he was elected Prime Minister of Japan and became President of the Liberal Democratic Party replacing Shinzo Abe.

He was the Chief Cabinet Secretary from December 2012 to September 2020 during the Shinzo Abe cabinet.[1]

He has represented the Kanagawa 2nd district in the House of Representatives since 1996. He was Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications in the cabinet of Shinzo Abe from September 2006 to August 2007.

He is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

In August 2020, Suga announced his candidacy for the Liberal Democratic leadership election to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who resigned.[2][3] Suga easily won the election.[4] He became the Prime Minister of Japan on 16 September 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Key Government Post of Chief Cabinet Secretary". nippon.com. 2019-05-27. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  2. "Japan succession race kicks off, starring Abe's deputies and rival". Nikkei Asian Review. 2020-08-29. Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  3. Sieg, Linda (29 August 2020). "In race to replace Japan's Abe, loyalist Suga emerges as strong contender". Reuters. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  4. Sugiyama, Satoshi (14 September 2020). "Yoshihide Suga set to become Japan's prime minister after winning LDP election". The Japan Times. Archived from the original on 14 September 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2020.