BREAKING: Boris Johnson resigns as UK PM

  • What: In a major development in the British politics, Boris Johson is set to resign as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Thursday.

  • Why: This move comes after the conservative PM had been facing a lot of backlash for his handling of Covid, and he was abandoned by ministers and his Conservative Party’s lawmakers who said he was no longer fit to govern.

  • Background: Eight ministers of his cabinet, including two secretaries of state, resigned in a matter of two hours.

  • Whats next: The Conservatives will now have to elect a new leader, a process which could take about two months. Speculation is that Indian-origin Rishi Sunak can take over the post.

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