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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to make an official statement in the coming hours.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to resign. This is reported by a number of Western media, including the TV channel Sky News, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Already 50 members of the government, including ministers, MPs and secretaries, have resigned over disagreement with the policy of the Prime Minister. It is reported that only the Minister of Housing and Communal Services was dismissed by Boris Johnson himself for his public calls for the Prime Minister's resignation.

The day before, Johnson was asked if he would be prime minister tomorrow. The answer was unequivocal: "Of course. However, when asked if he would be in office in a week's time, the prime minister did not answer.

Sky News also reports that Johnson will continue in office until a new head of the ruling party is elected, which takes place only in October.

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