Japanese Prime Minister Resigns, Cites Support For Successor Amid Global Issues
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 () After announcing health problems, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe steps down from his post and gives his support to his successor, Yoshihide Suga. The Asian country will be facing several global challenges with its change in leadership amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Yoshihide Suga, a long-time ally of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for him to become prime minister in a parliamentary vote this week. Emer McCarthy reports.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended the UK's Covid-19 testing infrastructure before Liaison Committee today, as criticism was levelled at the government for access and availability issues. Report..