Japan PM Abe’s woes deepen after predecessor predicts his resignation


Japan PM Abe's woes deepen after predecessor predicts his resignation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political crisis deepened on Monday after a recent poll showed record lows in his support. 

Plagued by accusations of corruption, Abe's ratings slid to 26.7 per cent, the lowest since he took office in December 2012.

This comes after former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, in an interview with a weekly magazine, claimed Abe is likely to step down in June.

However, there's speculation that Abe, who has denied any wrongdoing, could call a snap election as he did last October, when his ratings had slumped.