Japan PM Abe formally announces the plan of Cabinet reshuffle
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 01-Aug-2017

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.


 

The leaders from ruling party, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has approved Abe’s decision. They want to give Abe the freedom to select a new executive lineup. One LDP leader has said that party needs to conduct everything with caution.

“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.”

The pressure was increasing on Abe to reshuffle the Defense Minister Tonomi Inada. Over the allegation of Military data cover up she resigned on Friday.