Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce his resignation this Friday due to health problems, according to the Japanese media, citing his party’s sources, hours before the president offers a press conference explaining your decision.
The announcement comes just four days after 65-year-old Abe became the prime minister, who served the longest on Monday after serving as head of government for 2,799 consecutive days on Monday, exactly surpassing the record set by his great-uncle Eisaku Sato previously in office between November 1964 and July 1972.
Speculation about the president’s health had increased in recent weeks, particularly after Abe went for tests at a Tokyo hospital on August 17 and revisited the center on Monday.
It’s not the first time Abe has left office due to health problems. In 2007, barely a year after taking office as prime minister, he had to resign due to an intestinal disease and was hospitalized the next day. After returning to power in 2012, he affirmed that he had overcome the health problems that led to his resignation.