UK’s Boris Johnson resigns after losing party’s support

Boris Johnson, UK’s prime minister has announced his resignation, after having lost the support of top cabinet ministers.

“The process of choosing that new leader should begin now,” Johnson said on Thursday at the door of Number 10 Downing Street. “And today I have appointed a cabinet to serve, as I will, until a new leader is in place.”And the reason I have fought so hard in the last few days to continue to deliver that mandate in person was not just because I wanted to do so, but because I felt it was my job, my duty, my obligation to you to continue to do what we promised in 2019,” Johnson said.

Interesting, Johnson offered no apology in his resignation speech.“There is also no timetable for his departure as well.

He says it will be announced next week, but we know from this morning that Boris Johnson is rather keen to stay on as a caretaker until autumn when a new leader from the Conservative Party should be in place in time for the annual Conservative Party conference,” he said.

In recent days, Johnson had faced a huge internal revolt in his Conservative Party for appointing a politician accused of sexual assault as an MP.Johnson had been clinging on to power despite a wave of more than 50 government resignations.

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