Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that he does not intend to run for the upcoming September 29 elections of the head of government from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which actually means his resignation from office. This was reported on September 3 by the Japanese newspaper Mainichi.
It also means that the expected reshuffle in the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan will not happen.
Recently, Suga’s rating has dropped significantly due to dissatisfaction with the government’s reaction to the danger of the spread of coronavirus, the holding of the Olympics despite the fact that most of the population was against it, and other problems.
Earlier, Suga planned to prematurely dissolve the lower house of parliament on the eve of the elections, but abandoned this plan.
Among the possible candidates for the post of Prime Minister of Japan, there is already a former foreign minister and head of the LDP political office Fumio Kishida, who has announced his desire to run for the post.