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British Prime Minister faces a vote of no confidence

Tonight (June 6), the ruling Conservative Party in the UK will hold a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson. This vote could force Mr Johnson out of office.

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According to AP and Reuters news agency, 1922 Committee Chairman Graham Brady said he had received enough letters from MPs to conduct a vote.

“The threshold of 15%, equivalent to 54 letters of MPs wanting to conduct a vote of no confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded. According to the regulations, the vote will take place in about 6pm next. 8pm on 6/6. The votes will be counted immediately.

Without the support of at least 180 out of 359 MPs, Mr. Boris Johnson will lose the leadership of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. If he wins, he should theoretically be safe from such a challenge within a year, although the rules are subject to change.

Mr Johnson, appointed UK Prime Minister in 2019, has faced growing pressure due to an ethics scandal, most notably rule-breaking parties held at the building. government during the blockade because of Covid-19. Investigator Sue Gray once described parties organized by staff of the British Prime Minister’s office in 2020 and 2021, when pandemic-related restrictions have prevented British people from communicating or even being at home. visit a dying loved one.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he took full responsibility, but insisted it was time to continue focusing on Britain’s struggling economy and war in Ukraine. However, a growing number of Conservative MPs feel Mr Johnson is unfit to run the country, which is facing the risk of a recession and soaring fuel and food prices.

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