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Boris Johnson Clings On to Prime Minister Role as More U.K. Lawmakers Quit Government

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LONDON—British Prime Minister Boris Johnson clung to power in Downing Street on Wednesday evening, refusing to quit following an extraordinary standoff with his Conservative Party that saw a wave of ministers resign and members of his own cabinet implore him to step aside.

In a frenetic day in Britain’s Parliament, Mr. Johnson sought to ride out a rebellion as a long line of Conservative Party lawmakers stated they no longer had confidence in the prime minister following a series of scandals and questions about the British leader’s integrity.

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