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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe resigns over worsening health

WorldNews Friday, 28 August 2020
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe resigns over worsening healthTOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving premier, said on Friday he was resigning because of poor health, ending a stint at the helm of the world's third-biggest economy during which he sought to revive growth and bolster its defences. "I cannot be prime minister if I cannot make the best decisions for the people. I have decided to step down from my post," Abe, 65, told a news conference. Abe has battled the disease ulcerative colitis for years and two recent hospital visits within a week had fanned questions on whether he could stay in the job until the end of his term as ruling party leader, and hence, premier, in September 2021. As news of the...
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Japan's longest-serving Premier Shinzo Abe resigned on Friday over health issues. Abe's term was about to end in September 2021. The Japanese PM said that he would resign to undergo treatment for chronic illness. He added that he's suffering a recurrence of ulcerative colitis. Abe, who turns 66 next...

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