Newly elected head of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Yoshihide Suga will be appointed prime minister to replace Shinzo Abe. Photo: APNewly elected head of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Yoshihide Suga will be appointed prime minister to replace Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP
Newly elected head of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Yoshihide Suga will be appointed prime minister to replace Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP

Will Yoshihide Suga break Japan’s ‘curse’ of quick turnover of prime ministers?

  • Suga will replace Japan’s longest-serving PM Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, but before Abe, the country averaged a new premier about every two years
  • Analysts say Suga’s ability to control the bureaucracy and a weak opposition mean he will retain LDP leadership and is likely to win the next election

Topic |   Japan
Newly elected head of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Yoshihide Suga will be appointed prime minister to replace Shinzo Abe. Photo: APNewly elected head of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Yoshihide Suga will be appointed prime minister to replace Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP
Newly elected head of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Yoshihide Suga will be appointed prime minister to replace Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP
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