Former Diplomat Fumio Kishida To Become Japan's New PM
The 64-year-old Fumio Kishida will become Japan's new Prime Minister as he won the ruling party leadership election in a run-off vote. The former Foreign Minister defeated former Defence and Foreign Minister Taro Kono in a second-round run-off vote. Two female contenders, Sanae Takaichi and Seiko Noda, dropped out after the first round. Kishida is regarded as soft-spoken and belongs to a Hiroshima family of politicians.
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