URGENT: Suga pledges to continue Abe's policy at time of "national crisis"

Yoshihide Suga, elected on Monday as the successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by Japan’s ruling party, said he will carry on Abe’s policy amid the coronavirus pandemic.”As the coronavirus has been spreading, it is a national crisis,” Suga said after winning a landslide victory in the Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership election. “We must inherit and promote the efforts that Prime Minister Abe has made so that people can overcome the crisis and live a safe and stable life.”Suga also said he will proceed with government reforms and deregulation in Japan. “I’ll create a Cabinet that works for…

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