Shinzo Abe’s cabinet of ministers resigned en bloc this Wednesday, hours before his successor Yoshihide Suga took over the post of prime minister, according to the Japanese news agency Kiodo.
The Japanese parliament will officially appoint Suga, who is also the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (PDL) formation, as prime minister in an extraordinary session that afternoon. His appointment follows the resignation of Abe, who left both positions for health reasons.
Former Japanese government spokesman Abe’s “right hand man” will bet on upholding the former prime minister’s policy of overcoming the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and avoiding a “political vacuum” after his appointment “.
The new Japanese Prime Minister will take on the role at a pivotal moment in the history of the country facing an historic recession, due in part to the COVID-19 health crisis that has left more than 76,000 cases and more than 1,400 deaths.