Note the poll on your right asking when you think Aso is going to announce that he’s stepping down and having elections.
You can read a good insider story right here, “Prime Minister Aso on the Brink in Japan” at the Big in Japan blog for some background information on some of Aso’s recent gaffs.
There’s a lot going on right now in the government but this is Japan’s third prime minister since Prime Minister Koizumi stepped down. Koizumi also stepped down on his own terms (before he took office he decided on a date to step down) handing the country over to Abe with icing on top.
So let’s see when people think Aso’s going to announce that he’s stepping down… no betting please, this is strictly for fun.
What does everyone think?
- By the end of January 2009?
- By the end of March 2009?
- By the end of December 2009?
- Sometime in 2010?
- He’s going to be here a while?