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BREAKING | Boris Johnson resigns, remains U.K. prime minister for now

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned Thursday, acknowledging that it was 'clearly the will' of his party that he should go. He stepped down immediately as leader of his Conservative Party but plans to remain as prime minister while the leadership contest is held.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader, in London, Thursday, July 7, 2022. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

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Johnson 'immensely proud' of government's achievements

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is defying calls to step down despite a pair of high-profile resignations. Daniele Hamamdjian reports.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is defying calls to step down despite a pair of high-profile resignations. Daniele Hamamdjian reports.