Shinzo Abe Will Resign as Japan’s Prime Minister, Citing His Health

TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained he would resign due to the fact of a agonizing intestinal condition, ending his rule soon after he held the best job longer than anyone else.

Mr. Abe, sixty five years outdated, explained he would stay in business office until a successor is decided on, possible in September. The ruling Liberal Democratic Occasion has the electrical power to make the choice—likely in a vote by party lawmakers and other leaders—because it controls a the vast majority in parliament, which elects the key minister.