British Prime Minister Theresa May announced today her resignation from her post as Conservative leader on June 7, ending a nearly three-year term marked by multiple setbacks because of Brexit. In a statement sent live by the BBC since 10 Downing Street, Ms. May said she will remain Prime Minister until the appointment of his successor. Theresa May complied with intense pressure from her own party to leave the Conservative government as she failed to implement Brexit.
“It was the honor of my life” to be the second British Prime Minister, said the Conservative leader, adding that she will leave “without ill-will, but with great gratitude for having had the opportunity to serve the country she loves.” The conservative leader has, however, acknowledged that she will always have “deep regret” for “not being able to succeed in Brexit”. She also listed a series of achievements by her government, including reducing the budget deficit, reducing the unemployment rate and increasing mental health funding.
The next British prime minister will have to be elected to the head of the Conservative Party, then be officially appointed to the head of government by Queen Elizabeth II. Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, a fervent Brexiter, is one of the top contenders for the executive.