Yoshihide Suga is the Prime Minister of Japan. He has decided to discontinue and step down from his position. A spokesperson of the ruling party confirmed the decision on Friday. He stated that Suga would not appear for re-election and will resign on Friday. Toshihiro Nikai is the General Secretary of the LDP. He informed the press about the decision of the present Prime Minister. Yoshihide Suga had informed his party members about his decision beforehand. The election in Japan is scheduled to take place on 29th September. The decision, however, will not see a change in the ruling party. Despite Suga stepping down, LDP still holds the majority in the Parliament.
Yoshihide Suga Decides To End His Leadership Tenure
Suga’s decision to leave his position as the leader is seen as a clever political move. The national election is just around the corner. A new leader can energize the party and start afresh. The role of the Prime Minister will be taken up by a new leader from LDP. This was much needed for the LDP after Yoshihide Suga faced criticism.
Suga was vested with the responsibility of holding the office in September 2020. Shinzo Abe was the previous Minister who had to discontinue because of medical issues. Suga was highly wanted by the people of Japan. He boasted of 70% support in his initial days. Yoshihide was born and brought up in a poor family. His father was a strawberry cultivator. The common people related to Suga more because of his modest upbringing.
Suga implemented some great digital and administrative transformations. Suga’s support suffered a huge setback with his decision to conduct the Olympics amidst the pandemic. His covid measures also dampened his support to a meager 26%. The current term for the house gets over in October. Elections must be conducted within November for the formation of a new council.