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Abe should stay until 2024, ex-prime minister suggests

Personal ties with Trump serve national interest, Yoshiro Mori says

Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister, enters his official residence in Tokyo on Feb. 6. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Former Japanese leader Yoshiro Mori has voiced support for the idea of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking an unprecedented fourth term as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which would keep the 65-year-old leader in office until 2024, citing Abe's close relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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