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"They are on break": Boris Johnson, suffering from scandal, resigns as British Prime Minister

Johnson did not apologize for the events that led to the announcement and stated that the eviction was "eccentric"

Boris Johnson announces he is resigning as U.K. Prime Minister on July 7, 2022.
Boris Johnson has announced that he will resign as British Prime Minister on July 7, 2022. Photo: REUTERS / Henry Nicholls

London — Boris Johnson suffering from a scandal will be a minister and most conservative lawmakers on Thursday. He announced that he would resign as British Prime Minister after his dramatic loss of support, but he remained until a successor was elected.

More than 50 ministers resigned and succumbed to inevitability as legislators said they had to go. Isolated helpless Johnson said it was clear that his party wanted another head.

"Today I have appointed a cabinet to serve as I do until a new leader is deployed," Johnson said his speech was seen by a close ally and his wife Carrie. Said outside his Downing Street office.

"I know there will be many people who are relieved and probably quite a few will be disappointed, and how sad it is for me to give up the best job in the world. I want you to know, but they are a break. "

Johnson did not apologize for the events that led to his announcement, saying that his evacuation was" eccentric. "

When he began his speech, there were cheers and applause, and boos rang from outside the gates of Downing Street.

Johnson of his closest ally after fighting for work for days and the latest in a series of scandals discouraged supporting him. It was thrown away by all but a handful.

Conservatives need to elect a new leader. This process can take weeks or months, and details will be announced next week.

According to a brief survey by YouGov, Defense Minister Ben Wallace is a favorite of Conservative members to replace Johnson, followed by junior trade minister Penny Modant and former finance minister. Rishi snacks followed.

Johnson said he would stay, but many of the opposition and his own party said he should leave immediately and hand over to his deputy Dominique Rab.

Kiel Starmer, the leader of the opposition's main labor party, said that if conservatives don't dismiss Johnson immediately, they will call for a congressional confidence vote.

"This prime minister can't cling for months to come," he said.

The crisis is said to be the weakest of the major countries in 2023, with British facing the toughest financial difficulties in decades following the COVID-19 outbreak and the surge in inflation. It happens because it is predicted. From Russia.

Also, the composition of Britain itself at the request of another Scottish Independence Reference for the second time in 10 years, with years of internal division caused by a narrow vote to leave the European Union in 2016. Follow the threat to.

Johnson's support has disappeared during the most turbulent 24 hours of recent British political history. It was represented by Nadim Zahawi, the finance minister who had just been appointed to his post on Tuesday, and asked his boss to resign.

Zahawi and other ministers went to Downing Street on Wednesday night to tell Johnson that the match was over.

Initially, Johnson refused to go and seemed ready to dig in, dismissing Michael Gove. authority.

However, by Thursday morning, it became clear that his position was unsupportable due to the flood of resignations.

"You have to do the right thing and go now," Zahwi tweeted.

He said he did so just because some of the people left in the post, including Wallace, had an obligation to keep the country safe.

The government was facing paralysis due to the resignation of so many ministers. Despite his imminent departure, Johnson began appointing a minister to a vacant post.

"It is our duty now to make sure that the people of this country have a functioning government," said the Cabinet Department, which oversees the administration of the government. Said Michael Ellis, the minister of the. Congress.

Enthusiastic Johnson took power almost three years ago and promised to deliver and save Brexit from the fierce controversy that followed the 2016 Referendum. He avoided concerns that his drug nature, failure to deal with details, and reputation for deception would mean he was inadequate.

Since then, some conservatives have enthusiastically supported former journalists and the mayor of London, while others have resorted to appealing to some of the voters who normally reject the party. I supported him because I was able to do it.

This was supported by the December 2019 election. However, his militant and often chaotic approach to the rule of his administration and a series of scandals have exhausted many of his legislators' good intentions, while showing that he is no longer popular with the general public.

The recent crisis has forced Congressman Chris Pincher, who played a government role in idyllic care, to resign on charges of seeking a man in a private membership club. It broke out later.

Johnson had to apologize after it was revealed that Pincher had been briefed to have been the subject of previous sexual misconduct complaints before appointing him. He said he had forgotten the prime minister.

This is an abomination to a noisy party at Downing Street's residence and office, breaking COVID-19's lockdown rules and being fined by police at a 56th birthday rally. Following months of scandals and failures, including reports.

U-turns in policy, unlucky defense of legislators who broke the rules of the lobby, and criticism that he hasn't done enough to tackle inflation. To deal with the rising prices of fuels and foods that many British people are struggling with.

In his resignation speech, Johnson emphasized his success from the completion of Brexit to ensuring the deployment of the fastest COVID-19 vaccine in Europe. But he said his attempt to convince his colleagues that there was a war in Ukraine and that changing leaders failed while the government was carrying out its agenda failed.

"I regret not having succeeded in these discussions, and of course it's painful not to be able to see so many ideas and projects on my own," he said. rice field.

"But as we saw in Westminster, the instinct of the flock is powerful. When the flock moves, the flock moves. My friends, in politics, no one is far away and essential.

(Additional reports by William James, Kylie MacLellan, Andrew MacAskill, Alistair Smout, William Schomberg, Muvija M, Farouq Suleiman, Sachin Ravikumar, written by Michael Holden and Elizabeth Piper, edited by Kate Holton, Frank Jack And Mark Heinrich)

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