كيف يمكن عزل رئيس الوزراء البريطاني infographic
Graphic shows how Boris Johnson could be removed as British Prime Minister.
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كيف يمكن عزل رئيس الوزراء البريطاني

By Ninian Carter

June 1, 2022 - رئيس الوزراء البريطاني بوريس جونسون الذي يواجه ضغوطاً جديدة بشأن “بارتيغيت”، يمكن لزملائه المحافظين عزله

A growing number of Conservative members of parliament (MPs) have withdrawn support for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, following last week’s publication of a damning report cataloguing a series of illegal parties in Downing Street during Covid-19 lockdowns.

The once-popular Johnson has apologised for his behaviour and lack of leadership in allowing parties to go ahead during lockdown, but has refused to resign.

As of Wednesday afternoon, at least 28 Conservative lawmakers (aka MPs) have publicly called on Johnson to quit, with many adding that they have written letters to the 1922 Committee, expressing their lack of confidence in the prime minister – the first step required in seeking a leadership challenge.

If the 1922 Committee receives 54 letters of no confidence (15% of Conservative MPs), it will trigger a speedy ballot that will determine if Johnson stays or goes. If at least 180 of the 359 MPs vote for his ousting, it will ultimately lead to a new leadership postal ballot among members of the Conservative Party, to choose a new leader. It will not trigger a general election.

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PUBLISHED: 01/06/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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