Fumio Kishida won the by-elections of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. He is the country’s former foreign minister. Kishida’s victory in the by-elections means that he will become the Prime Minister of Japan in just a few days.
Fumio Kishida will replace the unpopular Yoshide Suga as prime minister. After just one year in office, Suga decided not to run for party leader and resigned as prime minister. The new prime minister is expected to be approved by the Japanese parliament at a session on Monday.
In the Liberal Democrats, the main opponent of Fumio Kishida was the Minister of Vaccination, Taro Kono. Kishida received 257 votes in the second round of voting, while his opponent received 170 votes.