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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe Resigns, Clearing Way for Successor

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe Resigns, Clearing Way for Successor

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 09:00 PM

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later Wednesday.

Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, announced last month that he was stepping down because of health problems.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, long seen as Abe’s right-hand man, was chosen Monday as the new head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, virtually guaranteeing his election as prime minister in a parliamentary vote Wednesday because of the party’s majority.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later Wednesday.Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister, announced last month that he was stepping down because of health...
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