Quote:Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday announced his resignation as president of the Democratic Party of Japan, effectively ending his tenure. â€œI resign as the (party) president effective today,â€ Kan told senior party officials.
â€œUnder the severe circumstances, I feel Iâ€™ve done everything that I had to do,â€ he said. â€œNow I would like to see you choose someone respectable as a new prime minister.â€
Kanâ€™s resignation comes 5 1/2 months since the devastating March 11 quake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster sorely tested his leadership, and prompted accusations he mishandled the crisis.
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Well, this is not a good sign.