Recently, Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, stepped down as the prime minister which was due to a few health reasons. This was announced by him in a press conference on Friday and the news of the resignation broke earlier when a few sources said that he is leaving the office. Abe was serving as a prime minister since 2007 who is now suffering from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease which forced his resignation.
With his resignation, Abe ended the longest-running Japanese prime ministerial run in the country’s history. He overtook his great uncle Katsura Taro who stayed in the office between 1901 and 1913. He also overtook Eisaku Sato, who served between 1964 and 1972. Japan’s first prime minister served four separate terms for a total of 2720 days.
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Infographic by: statista