Fumio Kishida elected as 100th Prime Minister of Japan

Fumio Kishida

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# 04 October 2021 11:08 (UTC +04:00)

The Lower House of the Parliament of Japan elected the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Fumio Kishida as Japan’s 100th Prime Minister Monday, according to the vote, livestreamed on the Parliament’s website, APA reports citing TASS.

Currently, the Upper House is holding a vote on Kishida’s candidacy, which will be approved, since the LDP enjoys the majority in both houses. Meanwhile, the Lower House has a priority over the Upper House during election of a prime minister, and the outcome of its vote defines the new head of the government.