May resigns as conservative party leader

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Added On June 9, 2019

 Theresa May has stepped down as leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party, but she will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen.

 
May's successor as leader of the Conservative Party, who will become the next prime minister, is expected to be announced by the end of July.
 
Critics of the election system have said Britain will effectively be in the hands of a lame-duck prime minister until a new occupant moves into 10 Downing Street.
 
May's three-year reign as leader of the Conservative Party came to an end on Friday.
 
It follows May's tearful announcement on the steps of 10 Downing Street last month, when she told the world of her decision to resign as party leader on June 7th.
 
May's failure to deliver her Brexit deal to end Britain's membership of the European Union led to many of her own MPs at Westminster calling for her to go. Facing the prospect of her under-fire deal being rejected in the House of Commons a fourth time, her departure became inevitable.