Great Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will resign, after scores of government ministers had quit and advised him to do so.
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On Wednesday, Johnson, the head of Great Britain’s Conservative party (Tory party), met with Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, whom Johnson had appointed only on Tuesday after his predecessor Rishi Sunak had stepped down.
Zahawi told Johnson, 58, that his situation was “not sustainable.” He was echoed by Education Secretary Michelle Donelan, who also had been appointed in the previous 36 hours. Fifty-two government ministers have resigned.
A Downing Street source said Johnson has spoken to Sir Graham Brady – the chairman of the parliamentary group the 1922 Committee – and agreed to stand down, with a new Conservative leader set to be in place by the party conference in October,” The Daily Mail reported.
Two possibilities exist; Johnson may stay in office until a new leader is chosen or he may step down from the position. Speculation has arisen that former Prime Minister Theresa May could serve as a temporary replacement until a successor is chosen.
Johnson’s downfall was catalyzed by reports that he and his friends in government had held parties during the lockdowns imposed on the citizenry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, he was harshly criticized for his knowledge of sexual misconduct allegations against Chris Pincher before he promoted him to deputy chief whip.