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Boris Johnson Announces Resignation, Will Remain Until Replacement Chosen

Conservative Leader And Prime Minister Boris Johnson Resigns From Office

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As expected, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday -- though he remains in office for now.

Speaking in front of 10 Downing Street, Johnson told supporters "I want to tell you how sorry I am to be giving up the best job in the world".

He said he plans to stay on as prime minister until the Conservative Party chooses a new leader. A timetable for that process will be decided on Monday.

Johnson's decision follows a string of resignations from his cabinet, in protest of a sexual harassment scandal involving lawmaker Chris Pincher.

Read the full report on NBC News.

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