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Boris Johnson Resigns as Prime Minister

by Mitchelle Uzorka 

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on Thursday stepped down as Britain’s prime minister.

The Tory leader announced his resignation this afternoon at 10, Downing Street, London.

The statement brings an end to an extraordinary standoff between Johnson and cabinet ministers, including his new chancellor, Nadhim Zahawi, who were urging him to quit amid anger over the Chris Pincher affair and other scandals.

Johnson is expected to continue as Prime Minister until the autumn. A Conservative leadership race will hold this summer and a new PM will be in place in time for the Tory party conference in October.

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