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Johnson, who announced his resignation, refused to support candidates for the premiership of Britain

Johnson, who announced his resignation, refused to support candidates for the premiership of Britain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who left his post last week, refused to support any of the candidates for the post of Prime Minister of the country. He explained that he didn’t want to “undermine anyone’s chances”.

“We just need to move forward… the more we focus on the people, the voters, their hopes (…), the more we talk about the future we are trying to build, the less we talk about politics at Westminster, the happier we are all in eventually we will,” the ex-premier noted.

Johnson himself is confident that he will be replaced by a worthy candidate.


Johnson, who replaced Theresa May as prime minister in 2019, announced his resignation as prime minister and head of the British Conservative Party on July 7. The reason was the scandal with the deputy coordinator of the parliamentary faction of the Conservative Party, Chris Pincher. Two men accused him of sexual harassment. The claim against Johnson was that he knew about it, but appointed Pincher to a government post. The politician himself will continue to fulfill his duties until the appointment of a new prime minister.