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Yoshihide Suga
菅 義偉
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Prime Minister of Japan
Assumed office
16 September 2020
Monarch Naruhito
Deputy Tarō Asō
Preceded by Shinzo Abe
President of the Liberal Democratic Party
Assumed office
14 September 2020
Preceded by Shinzo Abe
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
26 December 2012 – 16 September 2020
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Preceded by Osamu Fujimura
Succeeded by TBD
Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
In office
26 September 2006 – 27 August 2007
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Preceded by Heizō Takenaka
Succeeded by Hiroya Masuda
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
20 October 1996
Constituency Kanagawa 2nd district
Personal details
Born 6 December 1948 (1948-12-06) (age 72)
Yuzawa, Akita, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic
Spouse(s) Mariko
Children 3
Alma mater Hosei University

Yoshihide Suga (菅 義偉 , Suga Yoshihide, born 6 December 1948) is a Japanese politician. In September 2020, he was elected Prime Minister of Japan and became President of the Liberal Democratic Party replacing Shinzo Abe.

He was the Chief Cabinet Secretary from December 2012 to September 2020 during the Shinzo Abe cabinet.

He has represented the Kanagawa 2nd district in the House of Representatives since 1996. He was Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications in the cabinet of Shinzo Abe from September 2006 to August 2007.

He is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

In August 2020, Suga announced his candidacy for the Liberal Democratic leadership election to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who resigned. Suga easily won the election. He became the Prime Minister of Japan on 16 September 2020.

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