Kyiv: The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Yoshihide Suga, has been elected as the new prime minister of Japan, according to the official website of the country's lower parliament.
Suga for the appointment as head of the Government of Japan voted 314 parliamentarians from 465.
Local media report that Yoshihide Suga will announce the composition of the new government on Wednesday, September 16.
According to Japan's new prime minister, it will adopt a similar policy of his predecessor, Shinzo Abe. In addition, as noted by Suga, the new government will implement measures to mitigate the monetary policy, reduction of deflation and stimulate the economy.
Abe resigned as prime minister of Japan on August 28 on the background of deteriorating health. Abe has served as head of the Japanese government since 2012.