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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was subject to a vote of faith by the Conservative Party, of which he is chairman today, due to the scandals called “Partygate”, which he violated the rules during the era of Covid-19 restrictions in the country.

After 54 Conservative Party deputies requested a vote to the committee, Johnson won the vote of confidence by 211 votes to 148 in the voting that took place in the middle of 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm local time.

According to the result announced by Graham Brady, the Leader of the 1922 Committee, approximately 1 hour after the end of the voting, the Deputies who voted for Johnson to remain in office constituted the majority with 58 percent. Johnson, who held a private meeting with lawmakers shortly before the vote, would have had to withdraw from his mission if he had not won a vote of confidence.


In a statement after the vote, Foreign Minister Liz Truss said she was happy with the result and said, “You are glad that my colleagues support the Prime Minister. I support him one hundred percent. Now it’s time to get back to work.”


Conservative Party lawmakers John Penrose and John Lamont, who voted for Johnson to step down, announced that they resigned from their mission after the vote.


Keir Starmer, Chairman of the main opposition Labor Party, criticizing the results of the vote of faith against Johnson, said: “The election is more open than ever. The divided Conservative Party continues to support Boris Johnson without a plan to resolve the issues we face.”


Voting requests for Johnson’s removal from office were made because Johnson joined various parties in the Prime Minister’s Office in violation of the restrictions rules during the Covid-19 era. A large number of Prime Minister’s Office employees, including Prime Minister Johnson, have been sentenced after it was revealed that restriction rules were violated during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

As part of the investigation, called the Partygate scandal, it was revealed that Prime Minister Johnson attended a birthday party with his office workers and advisers. Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak also attended the parties. Johnson apologized for his behavior after the scandal, but stated that he would not resign.

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