Janese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to resign soon; will not run for re-election


Janese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced that he will not run as party leader in a vote this month.

Suga ended his term after just a year and said he would step down at an emergency meeting of senior members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

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Janese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced that he will not run as party leader in a vote this month.

Suga ended his term after just a year and said he would step down at an emergency meeting of senior members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Domestic media had previously reported that Suga was going to call an SN election, but Suga had said he had no plans to do so.

Suga struggled to secure support and attract high profile supporters ahead of a leadership contest and general election.

The 72-year-old took office last September from his powerful predecessor Shinzo Abe with around 70 percent support.

But his ratings have dropped to below 30 percent as Jan battles his worst wave of COVID-19 infections and many of the LDP lawmakers fear losing their seats.

Former foreign minister Fumio Kishida challenges Suga for the post of party chairman.

The party leader’s contest is slated for September 29, and the winner is all but certain to become prime minister due to the majority of the LDP in the House of Commons.

However, it is difficult to predict the outcome of the party leadership race as, unlike last year, the LDP grassroots members will vote together with their MPs.

Anxious members of the Janesian Parliament are afraid of losing their seats, maybe they are careful to obey the orders of their elders.

The government is considering holding parliamentary elections on October 17th.

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