Ankara, Turkey – Suga Yoshihide, leader of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, was elected the country’s prime minister in an extraordinary session of Parliament.

Suga Yoshihide, leader of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was elected the country’s prime minister in an extraordinary session in the House of Representatives.

During a session in the House of Representatives, the lower wing of Japan’s parliament, members of parliament met to elect the country’s new prime minister.

Suga Yoshihide became Japan’s new prime minister, taking the vote of 314 of the LDP-dominated 465-seat House of Representatives.

With 377 of the 534 votes cast in the week-long LDP internal elections, Suga won 70 percent of the vote and became LDP leader.

Suga will hold the post of prime minister until the ordinary general election in September 2021.