Japan’s prime minister Fumio Kishida dissolved Parliament on Thursday, setting the country up for elections on Oct. 31, per Reuters.
Why it matters: Kishida is seeking a mandate to govern 10 days after the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was elected as prime minister by Japan’s Parliament, as the country faces the threat of a potential COVID-19 resurgence and while trying to revive the world’s third-largest economy.
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