The chairman of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Fumio Kishida, has been re-elected as the country’s prime minister. The vote was broadcast on the parliament’s website.
Kishida received 297 votes out of 465. 108 deputies of the lower house of parliament voted for the leader of the opposition Constitutional Democratic Party, Yukio Edano. As a result of voting in the upper house, Kishida received 141 votes out of 242 possible, and Edano – 60.
The composition of the new government will also be approved today. It is expected that the Minister of Foreign Affairs will be replaced in it.
Let us remind you that the elections in the country took place on September 29. Then Kishida received 257 out of 427 votes, and the Japanese government, headed by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in full force, resigned. The reappointment of Kishida is a formal procedure following the October 31 elections to the lower house of parliament.