One month after he survived a ‘no-confidence’ vote in Parliament, Boris Johnson, resigned his position as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
His resignation followed two days of intense pressure on him to throw in the towel by cabinet members, members and Parliament.
The Johnson government saw 54 resignations in two days after the Health Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, quit his cabinet in protest over how he handled the case of a Member of Parliament who was alleged to have been involved in male groping at a club.
On Wednesday, some ministers in Johnson’s cabinet met with him at 10 Downing Street and formally urged him to resign.
Johnson, who had earlier said he will neither be deterred by the resignations nor give in to calls on him to resign, later Thursday morning indicated that he would quit to pave way for a new administration in the UK.
He had insisted on carrying on as PM even when backbenchers in the Parliament had called on him to quit and save UK’s democracy.
Analysts at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), had described Johnson’s desire to hold out as “Pseudo-Trumpian Tactics”.
He will, however, hold on to power until a new leader is elected by the UK parliament.