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Race for new Japan PM starts after resignation

WorldNews Saturday, 29 August 2020
Race for new Japan PM starts after resignationAFP, TOKYO The race to succeed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started informally yesterday, with several contenders announcing their plans to stand, a day after Japan’s longest-serving leader announced his resignation. Abe said he was experiencing a recurrence of ulcerative colitis, the condition that forced him to cut short his first term in office, but that he would stay on until his successor is...
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Suga takes the reins from Abe as new PM [Video]

Suga takes the reins from Abe as new PM

Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar faces from predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:09Published
Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM, eyes continuity [Video]

Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM, eyes continuity

The 71-year-old replaces longtime ally Shinzo Abe, who is stepping down because of his health.

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