LONDON (AP) — British Treasury chief Nadhim Zahawi called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign Thursday, just 36 hours after Johnson appointed him to the post, while another newly appointed minister resigned.
Johnson knows that “the right thing to do” is to “leave now,” Zahawi said.
Zahawi was named Tuesday night to replace Rishi Sunak, who said he could no longer support Johnson after a series of ethics scandals.
Education Minister Michelle Donelan, also appointed Tuesday following the resignations of two ministers, announced her resignation Thursday morning.
More than 40 ministers have resigned, but Johnson has refused to step down.