【「VOAニュース」の日本のニュースで英語を学ぶ:「自民党新総裁に菅官房長官を選出 首相に就任へ」】




Suga Wins Party Vote for Japan Prime Minister
自民党新総裁に菅官房長官を選出 首相に就任へ

・party 党
・vote 投票
・Prime Minister 首相

TOKYO – Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the country’s next prime minister.

・ruling party 与党(「野党」は「opposition party」)
・virtually 事実上
・guarantee… (主語が)〜を保証する
・preliminary 予備の

Suga received 377 votes in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party election to pick a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced last month that he would resign due to health problems. The other two contenders received a combined 157 votes. 

・Liberal Democratic Party 自民党
・successor 後継者
・resign 辞任する
・contender 競争者
・combined 合わせて

The expected victory in the party vote by Suga, currently the chief Cabinet secretary of Abe’s government, all but guarantees his election in a parliamentary vote Wednesday because of the majority held by the Liberal Democrats’ ruling coalition.

・expected 予期される
・Chief Cabinet Secretary 内閣官房長官
・all but… ほぼ〜
・majority 大多数
・hold… 〜を占める
・coalition 連立