Boris Johnson will continue to serve as Prime Minister until the election of a new British head of government, which will be held in October.
Amid un uprising in the UK government sparked by a series of high-profile scandals, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation. “I regret that I have to leave the best job in the world,” he said in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, July 7. Johnson added that he was sorry to leave his post, which he considers “the best job in the world”. However, nobody is irreplaceable in politics, he said. At the same time, Johnson promised that he would continue to support Ukraine as it defends itself against Russian armed invasion.
In addition, Boris Johnson announced that he was stepping down as chairman of the ruling Conservative Party. However, he said that he would continue to serve as prime minister until the election of a new head of government, which will be held in October. Johnson expressed confidence that “our future is beautiful, even if things look bleak now”.
Boris Johnson announced his resignation after more than 60 ministers and high-ranking officials demanded his resignation, including Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi, whom Johnson appointed to the post less than two days ago. About half of the British government has already resigned as a protest against the Prime Minister’s behavior.