Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris JohnsonShe pledged to support her successor, Liz Truss, “at every step.”
Johnson left his official Downing Street residence for the last time on Tuesday. To formally submit his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, Head of State of the United Kingdom, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
“That’s all friends”Boris Johnson said as he bid farewell to the media, accompanied by his wife, Carrie Johnson, with a seven-minute speech he gave before the official residence.
Johnson highlighted Brexit, the launch of the massive COVID-19 vaccination program and support for Ukraine among his achievements. After the Russian invasion of the country.
From “Europe’s fastest distributing vaccines” against COVID-19, to “early delivery of weapons to Ukrainian forces” against the Russian invasion, through “unemployment at a minimum not seen since I was 10 years old,” review.
“I’m like one of those booster rockets that served its purpose and now I’m going to gently re-enter the atmosphere and sink invisibly into a dark, remote corner of the Pacific Ocean.” “I will give this government only my strongest support,” he said.
Johnson resigned in July due to a rebellion by members of his government in protest against his administration And for the various scandals that swept his CEO, such as the parties in Downing Street when there were strong restrictions due to the pandemic.
After the official resignation, Isabel II will call the new leader of the Conservative Party, Liz Truss, to ask her to form a government.
After this strict constitutional measure, the new Prime Minister will travel to London to appoint members of her executive office at her Downing Street residence.
Power is usually transferred to Buckingham Palacein London, less than 10 minutes’ drive from Downing Street.
But this year, due to the 96-year-old queen’s mobility issues, both Johnson and her successor will have to travel more than 500 miles north.
During a formal session of barely half an hour, The King, as the new majority leader, will ask you to form a government.
After that, Truss will return to London and He will give his first speech at the same place where Johnson said goodbyebefore the formation of its new CEO.
On Wednesday she should head her first cabinet and face opposition leader, Keir Starmer, in the House of Commons, who the day before had accused her of “not standing with Labour”, choked by inflation of more than 10%.
So far the head of diplomacy, 47 years old, On Monday, the winner of the Conservative Party internal elections was announced, In front of the former Minister of Finance Rishi Sunakthe 42-year-old billionaire, a former banker, and the grandson of Indian immigrants.
The third woman at the head of the British government, after Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) and Theresa May (2016-2019), Represents the gears of the most right-wing wing of the party And she campaigned by promising to cut taxes to boost the economy on the brink of recession.
(With information from Agence France-Presse and The Associated Press)