Prime Minister Abe announced his resignation due to the deterioration of his physical condition, and became the longest-running administration for nearly eight years
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially announced his intention to resign due to his poor health at a conference on August 28, 2020 at 17:00. As of August 28, 2020, Prime Minister Abe's continuous tenure was 2803 days (about 7 years and 8 months) from the inauguration of the second Abe Cabinet on December 26, 2012. The longest administration in history is finally over.
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``At the regular screening in June 2020, it was pointed out that there were signs of recurrence of ulcerative colitis,'' Prime Minister Abe said in a press conference. “We have to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to produce results. In the face of illness and medical treatment, and lack of physical strength, we must not make important political decisions or fail to produce results.” I am no longer able to confidently respond to the mandate.” “I feel sorry about leaving in the middle of the will”, and officially expressed my resignation with a one-year term left.
In addition, Prime Minister Abe said, 'The next president will entrust the decision of the Liberal Democratic Party's executive department', and expressed his intention not to exercise his influence as a former prime minister, and to limit his political activities to one member.
Prime Minister Abe is the second son of the former Liberal Democratic Party's former secretary-general Shintaro Abe, a former member of the House of Representatives, and was elected in the 1991 Ward of the House of Representatives general election. Then, after working as Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet, Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party, and Secretary-General of the Cabinet, he was elected President of the Liberal Democratic Party on September 20, 2006, when he was 52 years old. I will. It became a hot topic as the youngest postwar era and the first prime minister born after the war.
However, Prime Minister Abe has had ulcerative colitis , a designated intractable disease, since his teens, and his health has deteriorated since August 2007. Therefore, Prime Minister Abe suddenly announced his resignation on September 12, 2007.
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After returning to politics after receiving medical treatment at home, Prime Minister Abe defeated Shigeru Ishiba, who was the secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party at that time, and was elected again as President of the Liberal Democratic Party in September 2012. He was also appointed as the 96th Prime Minister when the Liberal Democratic Party won the overwhelming victory in the 46th House of Representatives general election on December 16, 2012 and returned to the ruling party.
On November 20, 2019, Prime Minister Abe's total number of working days was 2887 days, which is the longest term of office of Prime Minister in history of constitutional government, surpassing the longest-standing Kataro Taro . Furthermore, on August 24, 2020, Prime Minister Abe's continuous tenure record was 2799 days, exceeding the longest existing tenure record of former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato , and the longest consecutive term of office in history.
However, after the beginning of August 2020, voices were once again worried about the physical condition of Prime Minister Abe.
Post-Abe's remarks compared to Prime Minister's physical anxiety Various reactions such as ``ugly'', ``responsibility'', ``preparation'', ``premature'' also for remarks about succession
About 14:30 on August 28, 2020 that Prime Minister Abe's intention to resign was solidified from the testimony of some members of the Diet, and about 15:00 when Prime Minister Abe expressed his resignation to the Liberal Democratic Party's board of directors It was reported. In response to a series of reports, the closing price on the 28th moved to 22,882.65 yen, which was 326.21 yen lower than the closing price on the 27th, and the TSE stock index was down 11.02 points to 1604.87. It seems that the price dropped by over 600 yen at one time.
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