After scandals, Boris Johnson quits as UK prime minister
Boris Johnson confirmed his resignation at a news conference in London, saying “the process of electing a new leader must begin now.”
He said it was now clear that the Conservative parliamentary party would have to elect a new leader to elect a new prime minister.
“I have formed a new cabinet because I will continue to work until a new prime minister is elected,” Johnson said in a statement.
Conservative Deputy Chairman Justin Tom Linson said on Twitter that his resignation was inevitable, adding that as a party we need to unite and focus on issues.
The Conservative Party will now have to choose a new leader, a process that could take weeks and months.
Earlier, it was reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to resign today following the escalation of political crisis in Britain and he will issue a statement in this regard.
Chris Mason, political editor of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), said on social networking site Twitter that Boris Johnson would also resign as head of the Conservative Party, Reuters reported.
Boris Johnson’s resignation has become inevitable following the resignations of eight ministers, including two secretaries of state, in the past few hours, and he will announce it soon.
The British Prime Minister, who has been battling various scandals for months, is now left alone and his allies have abandoned him and are reluctant to support him.
Conservative Deputy Chairman Justin Tomlinson said on Twitter that his resignation was inevitable. “As a party, we must unite immediately and focus on what is important. This is a serious time on many fronts.” ۔