British Prime Minister faces a vote of no confidence
British Conservative MPs will vote no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson after this leader was entangled in many scandals.
“The threshold of 15 percent of Conservative MPs wanting a vote of no confidence in the party leadership has been met,” Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, said in a statement to Conservative MPs.
“According to regulations, a vote will take place between 18:00 and 20:00 today, June 6 (0h00 to 2h00 on 7.6 Hanoi time). Votes will be counted immediately and an announcement will be made afterwards.
If Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not too sold out of 359 Conservative MPs in support, the Conservatives will choose a new leader – who will also become the new British Prime Minister. By contrast, he will not face a similar vote within a year.
Prime Minister Johnson has weathered many “political storms” but has not been able to escape recent scandals, most notably holding parties at government buildings during the UK’s lockdown to respond to COVID-19.
The fact that Prime Minister Johnson and staff repeatedly breached restrictions imposed by themselves in 2020 and 2021 has sparked anger in the country. This scandal became known as “Partygate”.
The vote of confidence offers an opportunity to end months of speculation about the prime minister’s leadership, a spokesman for Mr Johnson said.
Opinion polls show that the majority of respondents believe that Prime Minister Johnson intentionally lied about “Partygate” and that he should resign.
Prime Minister Johnson said he “admits mistakes” and “takes full responsibility” but stressed he will not resign. He urged the British people to “put aside this”, focus on UK economy and the war in Ukraine.
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