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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resign over health concerns – SBS News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will miss his “friend and mentor” Shinzo Abe, describing him as a sincere leader and “true friend” to Australia.



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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will resign over health problems, in a bombshell development that will end a record-setting tenure with no clear successor yet in place.
Mr Abe announced the decision in a press conference on Friday evening, revealing that his chronic condition of ulcerative colitis had returned earlier this year. 
“I have decided to step down from the post of the prime minister,” he said, adding that he had been “pulling out all the stops” to fight the coronavirus pandemic. 

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