Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced he will resign after a year in the job. Photo: AP
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced he will resign after a year in the job. Photo: AP
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga resigns: what happens now and is Shinzo Abe preparing to return?

  • Suga’s popularity has plummeted in recent months and party leaders began to regard him as a political liability with an election looming
  • The immediate question of who succeeds Suga may be complicated by speculation that Abe is preparing for a third stint as prime minister

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced he will resign after a year in the job. Photo: AP
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced he will resign after a year in the job. Photo: AP
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