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Boris Johnson announces resignation | USA TODAY

Boris Johnson announced his resignation and said the process to choose his Conservative Party successor would begin immediately.

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Johnson’s departure will end his three-year turn as the British leader. It comes after days of turmoil triggered by his evolving explanations of what he knew about a sexual misconduct scandal involving one of his allies. Two of Johnson’s top Cabinet ministers quit earlier this week, followed by more than 30 others who said they could no longer serve under his leadership and who urged him to step down.

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