United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday at Downing Street, UK.
“It is clear that there should be a new leader,” Johnson said while urging millions of people that voted for him in 2019 to keep unleashing the potential of the UK to make it the most prosperous nation in Europe.
“No one is remotely indispensable. I want you to know how sad I am to give up the best job in the world,” he said, adding that he will continue to give his best until a new prime minister is in place.
Mr. Johnson became prime minister in July 2019 after winning a Tory leadership contest and went on to win a historic landslide general election victory five months after that.
He won the election vowing to “get Brexit done” but his government has been dogged by a series of controversies in recent months, not least a police investigation into parties in Downing Street during the lockdown.