Boris Johnson resigns as Prime Minister of Britain

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Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister of Britain on 7 July. He also announced his resignation as leader of the Conservative Party.

  • Earlier, more than 50 of Johnson's ministers and aides had resigned leaving his side.

  • It has become clear that the Conservative Party will have a new leader and Britain will have a new Prime Minister.

  • Johnson, 58, will remain in charge of 10 Downing Street (British Prime Minister’s residence) until the process of electing a new leader is completed at a Conservative Party convention.

  • The country's new Finance Minister Nadeem Jahavi had demanded Johnson's resignation.

  • Johnson had appointed him as the new finance minister, 36 hours after which he demanded his resignation.

  • Reason of resignation

  • Defeats of Conservative Party in by-elections for two parliamentary districts, Wakefield, and Tiverton. 

  • The defeat was especially significant because it overturned the Conservative Party’s 24,000 majority in the district, the biggest ever majority to be overturned in a by-election.

  • On June 24, the co-chairman of the party resigned. 

  • The elections for both the seats were due to the resignations of Conservative Party MPs facing sex scandals.

  • One of them had quit after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy, and the other was caught watching porn in Parliament.

  • The Pincher scandal  - party colleague Chris Pincher had to resign as Deputy Chief Whip last week over allegations of sexual misconduct.

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