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The Making of Prime Minister Suga

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  • September 15, 2020

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s featured article ‘The Making of Prime Minister Suga’ has been published in ‘The Interpreter’ (Lowy Institute) on September 15, 2020.

    Suga was considered the indispensable architect of the Abe administration, controlling Japan’s political nerve centre as Chief Cabinet Secretary since 2012. Making it to the highest office, navigating the dense factional politics, dominated by powerful political dynasties and bluebloods is noteworthy, but only the beginning. Should a snap election eventuate, Suga’s challenge will be to consolidate political capital and manage electoral victory in order to steer Japan through the challenges of the post-Covid world. Tokyo cannot afford a leadership deficit at this juncture, which would adversely impinge on important policy matters.

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