The LDP’s new leader Fumio Kishida (R) celebrates with outgoing PM Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AFP
The LDP’s new leader Fumio Kishida (R) celebrates with outgoing PM Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AFP
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Fumio Kishida: LDP’s pick for Japan PM won’t ‘rock the boat’ on US and China, experts say

  • The ruling party’s stalwarts defied public opinion after polls indicated vaccine minister Taro Kono as having broad support
  • Kishida’s victory represents continuity for the party and shows the influence of the old guard and former premier Shinzo Abe, observers say

The LDP’s new leader Fumio Kishida (R) celebrates with outgoing PM Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AFP
The LDP’s new leader Fumio Kishida (R) celebrates with outgoing PM Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AFP
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