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Japan's Suga quits as premier, throwing open succession race

Suga told reporters he couldn't campaign for re-election as leader of Liberal Democratic Party this month while battling the virus, ending his premiership almost exactly a year after it started

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Yoshihide Suga | Japan

Isabel Reynolds | Bloomberg 



Photo: Bloomberg
Photo: Bloomberg

Japanese Prime Minister announced plans to resign after failing to control the country’s surge, with two former foreign ministers seen as leading the pack to take over, weeks before a general election.

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First Published: Fri, September 03 2021. 17:32 IST

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