On Thursday, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson formally announced his resignation.
In the aftermath of ethics scandals, Johnson had already rejected calls from his Cabinet to resign.
After more than 40 ministers deserted his administration and told him to resign, he finally gave in.
Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday in a speech made outside Number 10 Downing Street, claiming it was evident the Conservative Party required a new leader.
“Next week, the roster will be revealed.”
“I will continue to work until a new leader is appointed.”
“I thought it was my obligation, which is the reason I fought so ferociously.”
“my accomplishments makes me incredibly proud ”
“We’ll keep supporting Ukraine,”
“The economic environment is challenging.”
“Not finishing my semester is painful.”
Before, it wasn’t immediately obvious whether Johnson would continue serving as prime minister while the Conservative Party selected a new leader.
Just 36 hours after Johnson nominated him to his position as Treasury chief, Nadhim Zahawi called on Johnson to resign, while another newly appointed Cabinet minister resigned minutes before the story broke.
Johnson thought “the correct thing to do” was to “go now,” according to Zahawi.
Late on Tuesday, Rishi Sunak quit, claiming he could no longer back Johnson in light of a string of ethics issues. Sunak was replaced by Zahawi.