PM Abe resigns health worsens . My apology to people of Japan.
PM Abe press Conference LDF Leader Highly risk of infection Testing done Fighting Covid Abe suffers Ulcerative colitis 8 yrs control disease resurgence Need fight diseases political decesion judgement not to continue my job me to step down.
Abe term as president of the main ruling Liberal Democratic Party would have run out in September next year.
PM Abe to hold press conference wherein he shall announce his resignation.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo will step down because of health issues.
His two time visit to hospital in week put health reason to quit PM office.
Abe has visited a hospital twice over the past two weeks, fuelling speculation that his health has deteriorated.
This is the second time that Abe is to leave the post over a medical issue — stepping down in 2007, because of his inflammatory bowel disease, after only serving a year in office.
He returned to the top job in 2012 after a landslide election win in the Lower House.
This seven-year tenure makes him Japan’s longest-serving leader ever.
Abe could have served one more year in office.