Tokyo, August 1: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe already revealed the plan of Cabinet reshuffle after historic defeat in Tokyo Metropolitan election. On Tuesday, Abe has formally announced the plan. These announce has been made during a regular cabinet meeting. The decision has come after a weeklong spat regarding scandals of topmost leaders.
“A new Cabinet will continue promoting policies advocated by the administration, making the economic revitalization its top priority,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. In the reshuffle, Suga is expected to be reappointed.
In recent weeks, Abe cabinet has expressed a huge amount of decline in approval rating. Hence this is a desperate attempt to boost the support and public image. Suga also admitted that the inconsistencies in cabinet “caused public distrust in the government.”