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Japan's Suga elected as country's first new PM in eight years


TOKYO (Reuters) - Yoshihide Suga was elected as Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, becoming the country's first new leader in nearly eight years and facing a raft of challenges including reviving an economy battered by the COVID-19 crisis.

Suga, who served as chief cabinet secretary to outgoing premier Shinzo Abe, was voted in by the lower house of parliament where his ruling Liberal Democratic Party holds a majority.

(Reporting by Chris Gallagher and Chang-Ran Kim)

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