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British Prime Minister Johnson resigns as Conservative leader after turmoil

Boris Johnson has announced that he will resign after numerous resignations from his top team in protest of his leadership, but will remain prime minister until a replacement is found.

Johnson’s resignation has triggered an internal election to select a new leader for the Conservative Party, and the timetable for next week’s race is expected. (AFP)

Boris Johnson resigned as leader of the British Conservative Party, paving the way for the election of a new prime minister after dozens of ministers resigned from the scandal-stricken government.

“The Conservative Party’s will is clearly the party’s new leader, and therefore a new prime minister,” said Johnson outside 10 Downing Street on Thursday.

Johnson, 58, has announced that he will resign after numerous resignations from his top team in protest of his leadership, but will remain prime minister until a replacement is found.

He said the Tory leadership race schedule will be announced next week, a non-stop debate over Covid’s pandemic and his mendacity reputation after a three-year turbulent term defined by Brexit.

The leadership election will take place in the summer, with the winners taking the place of Johnson in early October at the party’s annual meeting, the BBC and others reported.

He said he was “sad … giving up the best job in the world” and justified fighting in the last few hours to carry out the mission he won in the December 2019 general election.

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Changing political situation

In the enthusiastic time leading up to Johnson’s announcement, opposition Labor leader Keir Starmer welcomed his imminent departure.

But Starmer needs a “proper change of power,” and Johnson could demand a vote of no confidence in Congress instead of “cling for months and months,” causing a general election. Said.

Looking at the exit, Johnson tried to stabilize the ship on Thursday and made some promises to replace the departing ministers.

Despite a wave of more than 50 government resignations, Johnson persisted in power and expressed rebellion even at the end of Wednesday.

However, Thursday’s petition for the resignation of Education Minister Michelle Donelan and Finance Minister Nadim Zahawi appeared to be out of balance in their work for only two days, with warnings of a new distrust vote by Tories lawmakers.

Defense Minister Ben Wallace and Rishi Sunak, who resigned as Finance Ministers on Tuesday, were among the earliest leading candidates to succeed Johnson, according to a YouGov survey of conservatives.

Late Tuesday, the shocking resignation of Snacks and Health Minister Sajid Javid caused a chain of others. They resigned after Johnson apologized in February for appointing Conservative senior member Chris Pincher as deputy leader.

Pincher was forced to resign after being charged with sexual misconduct in a drunken state. Days of changing his explanation followed his resignation before Downing Street finally admitted that Johnson knew about Pincher’s actions as far back as 2019.

Tory critics said the Pincher case turned many upside down, angry that they had to defend what they saw as more lies by Johnson.

Scandal culture has plagued Johnson for months, including parties breaking the blockade in Downing Street. He only survived a vote of no confidence among Conservative lawmakers a month ago.

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