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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns for health reasons

TAS News Service
August 28, 2020 5:41 pm

TOKYO: Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest serving prime minister, has resigned, citing health reasons.

“Even though there is one year to go in my tenure and there are challenges to be met, I have decided to stand down as prime minister,” said Abe at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday, adding that he would like to apologize to the people of Japan for being unable to fulfill his duties during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to reports, Abe suffers from colitis, a non-curable inflammatory bowel disease, which was also a factor in his sudden resignation as PM in 2007

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