According to the British media, citing reliable sources close to the government, Boris Johnson will step down as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: the media say, however, that Johnson will try to stay in office until the autumn, when the new leader of the Conservative Party is elected. who will then take his place at the head of the party and the government.
Johnson has already communicated his decision to the party leadership, and his office has issued a meager communiqué that says, “The prime minister will make an announcement to the nation today.” It is almost certainly the announcement of his resignation.
Johnson has been prime minister since July 2019, and his leadership was confirmed by a massive Conservative Party election victory a few months later.
But his mandate was hit by many scandals involving his government and electoral defeats of his party, which ultimately broke the political balance: between the evening of Tuesday and Thursday, more than forty among ministers and undersecretaries of his government, critical of his attitude, according to them contrary to the interest of the country.
In recent months, Johnson’s government has been at the center of the so-called “partygate”, that is, the scandal of private parties organized in the prime minister’s residence during the lockdown, and more recently the Conservative Party had lost important local elections, in addition to those for replace two Conservative deputies who had resigned following sex scandals.
In recent days, it was discovered that Johnson had appointed Congressman Chris Pincher as deputy coordinator of the party, even though he knew he had been accused of sexual harassment.
By June Johnson had narrowly won a vote of confidence in him by a narrow majority, in which more than 40 percent of his party members (148 MPs out of 359) had voted against him.
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