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How possible successors stack up if Prime Minister Abe resigns

WorldNews Monday, 24 August 2020
How possible successors stack up if Prime Minister Abe resignsJapan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, visited a Tokyo hospital on Monday, as concerns grew over his ability to continue in his post, because of health issues and fatigue from handling the coronavirus crisis. If Abe is incapacitated, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who doubles as finance minister, would take over temporarily. If Abe resigned, he would stay on until formally replaced, which would require the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to elect a new leader, who would then be formally elected in parliament. Here are details of some likely contenders to take the helm of the world’s third-largest economy. TARO ASO Finance minister Aso, 79, who also doubles as deputy prime...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told reporters he wants to take care of his health and do his job, despite a visiting hospital for a second week. A top spokesman played down concerns and said the prime minister was "the same as usual." Adam Reed reports.

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