UK Political Turmoil

Boris Johnson to resign as Conservative party leader

Published On: July 7, 2022 02:23 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 7: Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has decided to stand down as Conservative Party leader after losing the support of his ministers and MPs, according to a BBC report.

A Conservative leadership contest will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place in time for the party conference in October, the report said.

In the meantime, Mr Johnson will continue as prime minister.

He had vowed to "keep going" following a wave of resignations from the government over his leadership. But was urged to stand down by senior members of his cabinet, including newly-appointed chancellor Nadhim Zahawi.


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