Fumio Kishida Reelected as Japan’s Prime Minister

Fumio Kishida was reelected as Japan’s Prime Minister after his governing party succeeded to obtain a major victory in parliamentary elections.

Kishida’s party, Liberal Democratic Party secured 261 seats in the 465 members lower house, making him strong enough to grip the power.

Kishida said he saw the results as a signal that voters chose stability over change.

“Now I will focus on promptly tackling various policy measures,” Kishida said after his reelection.

It would be a difficult win for Kishida if former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga had stayed in power.

Suga resigned after only a year in office as his popularity plunged over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his insistence on holding the Tokyo Olympics despite concerns of a virus surge.

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