Japan’s former foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, has won the ruling party leadership election and is set to become its next prime minister.
After serving only one year in office, Yoshihide Sug, the outgoing leader of the party, is retiring.
Kishida will be the new leader for the Liberal Democratic Party and the next prime minister. His party and a coalition partner control the house.
Kishida defeated Taro Kono, vaccination minister, in a second round. He beat Seiko Noda and Sanae Takaichi in the first round.