Japans Suga Wins Ruling Party Leadership Race to Replace Abe

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga looks on during ballot-casting at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 14, 2020. (Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via Reuters)

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga looks on during ballot-casting at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 14, 2020. (Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via Reuters)

TOKYO—Japans Yoshihide Suga, a long-time ally of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership election on Monday, paving the way for him to become prime minister in a parliamentary vote this week.

He is virtually certain to be elected prime minister in the Wednesday vote because of the LDPs majority in the lower house.

Suga, 71, who served in the powerful post of chief cabinet secretary during Abes nearly eight-year tenure, has said he will pursue his predecessors “Abenomics” recipe of hyper-easy monetary poliRead More – Source