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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns, but continues until a new leader is selected

Boris Johnson said Thursday that he would resign as British Prime Minister, succumbing to calls from colleagues and legislators of his Conservative Minister.

After more than 50 ministers resigned and said legislators had to go, isolated helpless Johnson spoke outside 10 Downing Street and confirmed that he would resign.

"The process of choosing that new leader should start now, and today I have appointed a cabinet to serve as I do until a new leader is deployed." Johnson said.

Conservatives need to elect a new leader. This process can take weeks or months.

Johnson has announced his resignation more than two and a half years after winning an overwhelming victory in the elections in the second half of 2019, and it is "painful" not to take over the work of the government in the future. I admitted. ..

"My friend, in politics, no one is remotely essential," he said.