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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s decision to withdraw from the Liberal Democratic Party presidential race means that he will be stepping down as leader of the country after just about a year in office.

Suga’s predecessor, Shinzo Abe, set the record for the longest tenure as prime minister with nearly eight years in office. But before that, the prime ministership was often described as a “revolving door” because of leaders' short terms.

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