Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihida Suga has submitted his bid for the post of Prime Minister. Suga has officially announced that he is ready to lead the ruling party. Since Suga's announcement, he is considered as the prime contender to take over the PM's chair after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Let us know that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan will elect the successor of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 14 September. Abe resigned as Prime Minister due to poor health and illnesses.
At the same time, the name of Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihida Suga has also been included in the race for Prime Minister after former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio. Suga has emerged as a preferred candidate in the party's internal polling to be held on 14 September.
Significantly, 65-year-old Shinzo Abe has been battling stomach-related illness for a long time. He has visited the hospital twice this month on 17 and 24 August. Since then, there was a discussion in the Japanese media about his health.
According to local media, Abe did not want his health to have any effect on the functioning of the government. For this reason, he announced his resignation on August 28 after holding a press conference. In August itself, Abe completed seven years and six months as Prime Minister.
Abe is struggling with intestinal disease
Shinzo Abe has been battling bowel disease ulcerative colitis for a long time. In this disease, there are problems like swelling in the intestine. Due to this illness, Abe had to resign a year after becoming the Prime Minister for the first time in 2007. Now they keep their disease under control through regular treatment.