Photos of Shinzo Abe who was former prime minister of Japan

Following the LDP’s landslide victory in the general election that December, he became the first former prime minister to return to the office since Shigeru Yoshida in 1948. He led the LDP to further victories in the 2014 and 2017 elections, becoming Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. In August 2020, Abe announced his second resignation as prime minister, citing a significant resurgence of his health condition. He tendered his resignation on 16 September, and was succeded by Yoshihide Suga.