Boris Johnson has decided to step down as British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. He stated that he would carry out his duties until a new person was appointed to the position. Johnson stressed that the selection process must begin now.
Earlier, Johnson refused to leave the post, despite calls from the government and the departure of more than 50 officials from there. On July 6, a government delegation visited his residence and asked him to "leave with dignity" and not through a vote of no confidence. In response, Johnson said he intended to "keep the fight going."
Johnson has already faced a no-confidence vote after the scandal with the parties that he threw during the quarantine. Then 211 members of the Conservative Party expressed their support for the prime minister, 148 voted against him.
Resignation talks and a series of resignations of officials from the government began after MP Chris Pincher, who was accused of sexual harassment, was appointed to a government post.
Johnson served as mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. In 2019, he became Prime Minister of Great Britain and leader of the Conservative Party. He replaced Theresa May, in whose cabinet he served as British Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018.