British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation from the Conservative Party leadership from June 7.
May, who appeared to be affected by a press conference held on Friday morning, said she informed Queen Elizabeth II of her resignation and remained in office until a new government is formed.
“It is now clear to me that the interest of the country requires a new prime minister to lead these efforts, so I announced today that I will resign from the leadership of the Conservative Party on Friday the seventh of June”.
“I tried to reach an agreement on exit from the EU, but I failed”, she said.
A consensus on Brexit could be reached if all parties were willing to make concessions, she said.
Reports from inside the conservative party, revealed that the mood within the Party would determine the identity of the successor to May and whether he would be tough on or support for Brexit.
A spokesman for the German government said, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel respected May’s decision to resign.
Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was time for Brexit to complete.
The leader of the opposition Labor Party, Jeremy Corbin, said that neither May nor its fractured and divided party could govern the country, stressing that general elections must be held after May’s resignation was announced.
Opinion polls in Britain indicate that Boris Johnson is the favorite to succeed May.
Berri’s agreement with the EU Commission was an objection to the majority of the British House of Commons, including members of the May Conservatives, some of whom were in favor of Britain’s withdrawal from the Union.
May has played down speculation that she could be removed from her post because of the draft EU exit agreement, which she said would last for a long time despite a series of ministerial resignations, headed by EU minister Dominique Rapp.
The British parliament voted on January 15 by a majority by rejecting Britain’s exit from the European Union, with 432 deputies against the May plan for 202 votes.
Initial international reactions to the resignation
In the first international reaction to the resignation, the EU said May’s resignation would not change anything in the Brexit talks.
French President Emmanuel Macaron, for his part, said it was too early to predict the outcome of the May decision to resign.
He pointed out that the implementation of the principles of the European Union, especially the priority of maintaining the functioning of the Union will continue.
Macaron called for a “quick clarification” of the precast file after the resignation announcement.
The Dutch prime minister also said on his Twitter website that the EU-UK agreement on Brexit was still on the table.
Political analyst Antoine Charpentier considered the extreme right to be the first beneficiary of developments in Britain.
Charpentier pointed out that the French National Front leader Marin Le Pen would use the British paper to pressure the French president.