JAPAN’S PREMIER TO RESIGN

JAPAN’S PREMIER TO RESIGN

Japan’s prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga has said he will not run for re-election as party leader this month, signaling the end of his tenure.

This shocking announcement comes as Mr. Suga’s approval ratings dropped to an all-time low.

“Today at the executive meeting, [Mr] Suga said he wants to focus his efforts on anti-coronavirus measures and will not run in the leadership election,” said the secretary-general of Mr. Suga’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), according to an AFP report.

“Honestly, I’m surprised. It’s truly regrettable. He did his best but after careful consideration, he made this decision,” he said.