Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shinzo Abe's resignation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6990519.stm

Brief timeline....

Promoted to PM after Koizumi retired
Chosed his new cabinet
Plans to strengthen Japan's global role
Multiple minister scandals
Led LDP to a "loss" in the GE
Opposition calls for his resignation, Abe stood onto his term
Opposition plans to block renewing refueling US planes
Abe threatened to resign if the refueling did not pass through parliament
Abe resigned before parliament starts...

Ara, History will not give Abe a good CV from what has happened so far...he's unlucky with his hand picked ministers and left LDP weakened, something that has not happened since WW2 ended.

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