Boris Johnson Resigns as British Prime Minister


British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures during Johnson’s visit to the Foreign Ministry on November 4, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The two leaders are meeting to discuss bilateral issues as well international crises and conflicts. (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)

LONDON (AP)- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future. Johnson had rebuffed calls by his Cabinet to step down in the wake of ethics scandals. He gave in after more than 50 ministers quit his government and told him to go and one of his closest allies, Treasury Chief Nadhim Zahawi, told the prime minister to resign for the good of the country. It was not immediately clear Thursday whether Johnson will stay in office while the Conservative Party chooses a new leader, who will replace him as prime minister.

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