Prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson finally resigned and said he was sad to announce the resignation as Conservative Party leader, which is triggering a leadership election for a new Tory leader who will go on to become the new prime minister of the country.
Boris Johnson said he will continue in office until a new Conservative leader has been in place. He also said the process of choosing a new leader should start now, and he have appointed a cabinet to serve, as he will until a new leader is appointed. Boris Johnson said it is clearly the will of the Conservative part that there should possibly be a new leader of that party, and hence a new prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Boris Johnson announced, he would step down as prime minister of the United Kingdom after a line of resignations from the top team in protest at his leadership but will stay on as a prime minister until a new replacement is found.
He said the timetable for a leadership race of Tory will be announced in the upcoming week, after three years in office defined by Brexit, and the Covid-19 pandemic and continuous controversy over the reputation of Boris Johnson for mendacity.