BREAKING: Boris Johnson resigns as British Prime Minister

Written by on July 7, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has on Thursday officially resigned from his office.

Johnson had earleir rebuffed calls by his Cabinet to step down in the wake of ethics scandals.

He gave in after more than 40 ministers quit his government and told him to go.

In a statement delivered outside Number 10 Downing Street on Thursday, Johnson announced his resignation, saying that it was clear the Conservative Party needed a new leader.

Boris Johnson said, “It is clear now the will of the parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader for the Conservative party and therefore a new prime minister,” adding that the timing of the leadership contest would be announced next week.

Financial Times disclosed that many Conservatives, including a number of former ministers, believe Johnson should leave Downing St. immediately, citing that a former Minister said, “There’s no way I could serve under him in any circumstances.”

FT stated that “Johnson’s announcement has fired the starting gun on the race to succeed him, with a wide array of candidates expected to confirm they are running in the coming days.

“Johnson intends to convene his hastily assembled interim cabinet for a meeting on Thursday afternoon, in an attempt to convey a sense that he wants to maintain national stability.”

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