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Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, will resign today.

by Soumadeep Bagchi

According to the BBC, Boris Johnson, who was rejected by newly appointed ministers and more than 50 others in a mutiny that brought the British government perilously close to paralysis, will announce his resignation as prime minister on Thursday.


According to media accounts, Johnson was prepared to accept defeat and announce his resignation later after eight ministers, including two secretary of state, quit in the previous two hours.

Today, Boris Johnson will step down as the head of the Conservative Party, according to Chris Mason, political editor of the BBC.


After fighting for his job for days, Johnson had lost all except a small group of his friends. It was a far cry from Johnson’s rise to power in 2019 when he gained a sizable majority and earned support from regions of Britain that had never voted for his Conservative Party before. Johnson, 58, at the time.

Even Nadhim Zahawi, who was only appointed to his position as finance minister on Wednesday, has called for his boss to step down.

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He said on Twitter that “this is not sustainable and it will only grow worse: for you, the Conservative Party, and most importantly of all, the country.” “You must depart immediately and act morally.”


In the midst of a cabinet exodus, UK education minister Michelle Donelan, who had only been in the position for two days, resigned on Thursday, claiming that prime minister Boris Johnson had placed her in “an unsustainable situation.”



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