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UK's Johnson will resign Thursday as Conservative leader: BBC

07 July 2022, MVT 13:30
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks as he chairs a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, on June 7, 2022. - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived on June 6 a vote of no confidence from his own Conservative MPs but with his position weakened after a sizeable number refused to back him. The Brexit figurehead called the 211-148 split a "convincing result, a decisive result". -- Photo: Leon Neal / POOL / AFP
07 July 2022, MVT 13:30

Boris Johnson will resign as Conservative party leader on Thursday, the BBC reported, paving the way for a successor to replace him as British prime minister, after dozens of his ministers quit the government.

"Boris Johnson will resign as Conservative leader today -- he will continue as prime minister until the autumn," BBC political editor Chris Mason reported, adding a Tory leadership race will take place this summer and the victor replace Johnson by October.

© Agence France-Presse

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