Last Updated: 24 Sep 2020 04:22 AM

Japan's Suga wins ruling party leadership race to replace Abe

Japan's Yoshihide Suga, a long-time ally of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for him to become prime minister in a parliamentary vote this week. Suga (71) served as the powerful chief cabinet secretary during Abe's nearly eight-year tenure and says will pursue his predecessor's "Abenomics".