Suga Bows out of Party Vote

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Japan's prime minister you shahida suge is resigning. Here's what that means by amy guna. You'll shahida suge is bowing out. As prime minister of japan amid increasing anger over his government's handling of covert nineteen in the wake of the tokyo olympics. He announced friday that he will not seek reelection as leader of the liberal democrat party or ldp at the end of september suge age. Seventy two became prime minister just one year ago after long-serving prime minister shinzo ave stepped down over health concerns. He said during a party meeting friday that he wanted to focus on the corona virus pandemic instead of continuing on as the head of the ldp with a general election upcoming in the fall. Sagoes resignation paves the way for a new leader of the world's third largest economy. Here's what the know about subas resignation and what it means for japan. Why is suge stepping aside after just a year in office. Soukous popularity has plummeted over his handling of the corona virus. Pandemic japan is currently battling its largest wave of the virus since the pandemic began subas insincere and ambiguous comments and actions on containing the pandemic every single day have may japanese citizens very frustrated says yoshikazu cotto a research fellow at the racquet insecurities economic research institute in tokyo. The public nowadays basically does not trust the government at all suka hoped the olympics would help boost his popularity but despite a record medal count for japan has ratings sank even lower. The number of covert nineteen cases has surged to all-time highs in recent weeks in japan due to the more contagious delta variant. The japanese public angry after subas decision to hold the international event in the midst of a pandemic as increasingly ignored government pleas to stay at home support for the prime minister was below thirty percent in both july and august according to polls by local media suge has long been under pressure due to criticism of his corona virus response and a host of other issues says christie davila the deputy director of the asia program at the german marshall fund of the united states.

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