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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