London, Johnson leaves leadership of the Tories
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London, Johnson leaves leadership of the Tories

But he will remain prime minister until autumn

Boris Johnson agreed to step down today. The BBC reveals it. The new prime minister, the broadcaster specifies, should however take office in the autumn. In fact, the accepted agreement provides for his resignation today as leader of the majority Conservative Party. Johnson will remain chief executive until the fall.

Internal elections will be held in the summer to select a new Tory leader. The situation would precipitate with the latest resignations, which brought the number of ministers and collaborators who have left the government to 53.