British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, mired in several scandals linked to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, survived a vote of no confidence from his own party, the Conservatives, with 59% of the vote. He saves his position in extremis.
Criticized for the scandal of the end-of-year parties organized in Downing Street, and at which he made an appearance while the British were subjected to strict confinement, Boris Johnson has been the subject of several investigations including one parliamentary to determine his liability.
The “partygate” scandal caused a stir in the British political class until it reached the own clan of the Prime Minister who had been elected with the tributes to replace Theresa May.
Boris Johnson survived the vote of no confidence in the Tories, his party, on Monday evening. He obtained 211 votes from Conservative MPs in his favor against 148 who voted for him to resign.
If he managed to stay in power, keep his government intact while remaining the boss of the Conservatives, the British leader still remains in a critical position vis-à-vis his party, his results show a victory with a small lead over the voters for his departure.