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Boris Johnson Resigns As British Prime Minister

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Boris Johnson Resigns As British Prime Minister

Boris Johnson Resigns As British Prime MinisterBritish Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has officially resigned from his office.

His resignation will pave the way for a successor to replace him as British prime minister after dozens of his ministers quit his scandal-hit government.

Following his resignation, British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, called for “calmness and unity” after Johnson quit as Conservative PartyConservative Party leader following a series of scandals and an exodus of cabinet ministers.

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Boris Johnson Resigns As British Prime Minister

“The Prime  Minister has made the right decision. The Government under Boris’s leadership had many achievements — delivering Brexit, vaccines and backing Ukraine. We need calmness and unity now and to keep governing while a new leader is found,” she tweeted from Bali where she is scheduled to attend a G20 ministerial meeting on tomorrow.

Key highlights in his speech

“The timetable will be announced next week.”

“I will serve until there is a new leader in place.”

“The reason I have fought so hard is because I felt it was my duty.”

“I am immensely proud of my achievements.”

“We will continue to back Ukraine.”

“The economic scene is difficult.”

“It is painful not to see my term through.”

Earlier, it was not immediately clear whether Johnson would stay in office while the Conservative Party chooses a new leader, who will replace him as prime minister.

Minutes before the news broke, Treasury chief Nadhim Zahawi called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign just 36 hours after Johnson put him in the job, while another newly appointed Cabinet minister quit her post.

Zahawi said Johnson knew “the right thing to do” was to “go now.”

Zahawi was appointed late Tuesday to replace Rishi Sunak, who resigned saying he could no longer support Johnson after a series of ethics scandals.

Boris Johnson Resigns As British Prime Minister

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