British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns. It is reported by the Sky News channel, citing sources.
According to them, the current head of the British Cabinet will announce his resignation during the day. Johnson’s decision is due to pressure due to the mass resignation of officials in the government of the country. The new leader of the Conservative Party will be chosen in October.
According to the Times, the prime minister will remain in office until the fall conference of the Conservative Party.
It is clarified that the new British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadeem Zahavi, called on Boris Johnson to leave his post.
“Yesterday, together with my colleagues at 10 Downing Street, I made it clear to the Prime Minister that the situation can only move in one direction and that he must leave the office with dignity immediately,” Zahavi said.
Earlier, British officials massively announced their resignations, expressing disagreement with the actions of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson. This time, a wave of protest was provoked by a scandal with Johnson’s protégé, Christopher Pincher, who staged a drunken brawl in a private club.