The Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson eventually announced his resignation.
Under intense pressure from members of his own party, Boris Johnson has finally resigned.
He stated that he intends to serve until the Conservatives elect a new party leader.
His resignation brings to an end a spectacular political career that was marked by highs, lows, and nearly too many scandals to count.
The procedure for selecting the new leader should begin now."
Johnson continued by directly addressing the electorate and expressing his grief at resigning after almost three years in office.
Even his most ardent followers have had to turn on Johnson in recent months due to a string of scandals.
Johnson's decision to leave was praised as "excellent news for the country" by opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer.
With Johnson's departure, a prime minister who was once seen as possessing political superpowers would experience a stunning fall from grace.