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Shinzo Abe – Japan’s longest-serving prime minister

By Jordi Bou

July 8, 2022 - Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has been assassinated while giving a campaign speech in southern Japan, shocking a country in which political violence is rare and guns are tightly controlled.

Abe is Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, having headed the government for 3,188 days in total up to his resignation in September 2020.

Despite stepping down, he remained a dominant presence over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), controlling one of its major factions.

PUBLISHED: 08/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty Images, Prime Minister’s office of japan, National Diet Library