Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, is set to quit on Thursday, according to his office, and he will deliver a speech to the public.

“Boris Johnson will resign as Conservative Party leader today,” tweeted BBC Political Editor Chris Mason.

Johnson has clung to power despite the resignations of many of his key ministers. Johnson was openly asked to resign on Thursday by the man he hired as finance minister less than 48 hours ago.

“The Prime Minister will make a statement to the country today,” a spokesperson said.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has also called on Johnson to go, but has said that he would remain in his position to preserve national security.

According to Sun Political Editor Harry Cole, Johnson intends to remain prime minister until a new leader is picked later this summer, a procedure that might take up to two months.

Source: Reuters

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