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UK: PM Boris Johnson survives confidence vote

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Jun 2022, 10:08 am

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence vote from the Troy MPs, here on Monday, BBC reported.

A loss of the vote could have meant the end of the road for Johnson's premiership.

There was serious discontent within his Conservative Party, but even then Johnson won a vote the confidence vote by 211 to 148 votes.

This victory means that Johnson is now immune from any challenge to his leadership for another year at least.

The confidence vote was initiated on Monday by Conservative Party official Graham Brady, who announced that he had received letters calling for a no-confidence vote from at least 54 Conservative Party members of parliament against Prime Minister Johnson.

Johnson needed the backing of a simple majority of the 359 Conservative legislators in the British parliament to remain in power and if Johnson had failed to secure that majority, the party would have been forced to choose a new leader who would have become prime minister.

Experts feel that even though Johnson survived the vote, the loss of support of so many of his party MPs is a serious challenge to his authority.
The result also leaves several unanswered questions about the deep divisions within the Conservative Party, less than three years after Johnson led the party to its biggest election victory in decades.

With no clear frontrunner to succeed Johnson, most political observers felt that ahead of Monday’s vote that he would defeat the challenge to his rule.