Condemnation Motion Against Boris Johnson: How Does It Work? Can you overcome this and stay in office?


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If the total of votes against the ‘Premier’ reaches 180 or more, the process of a primaries will begin to elect a new leader of the Conservative Party.

Boris Johnson with a worried expression during Jubilee.
Boris Johnson with a worried expression during Jubilee.Leon NealAFP
  • United Kingdom boris johnson will submit this monday to a motion for internal condemnation of his duties

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, boris johnsonThis Monday the Conservatives are facing an internal motion of condemnation over their leadership that could force them to leave Downing Street and hand over the winner of their formation primaries to the head of government.

If the proposal fails, however, Johnson will remain in office and be free from a Tory rebellion against him for a year.

Why is it called La Mosin?

Party scandal during the pandemic has tarnished Johnson’s public image and decimated election conservatives, who are at the same time hit by the pandemic. Cost of living crisis.

Representatives of the “Tory” from all factions of the party, from the hard “Brexitera” wing to the more moderate, have expressed in recent weeks growing discontent With his own prime minister.

Today it is confirmed that The limit of 54 deputies has been exceeded (15% of the parliamentary group) who have requested a written vote on Johnson’s leadership has, therefore, been called from 5:00 pm GMT, according to party rules.

How does voting work?

359 Conservative delegates will vote if they want Johnson to continue leading the party and government. A simple majority of 180 ballots, or 50% of the votes, would be enough to decide the future prime minister.

The vote is anonymous, so ministers and senior officials can oppose Johnson without their names being revealed, making it difficult to predict the level of support for the prime minister.

About 160 of the “Tory” lawmakers hold a government position that they would risk in the face of a change of leader, something that experts see as a potential benefit to Johnson.

If the head of government won the vote, a new resolution could not be called against him for twelve months.

The last time an internal motion of condemnation was held in December 2018, the then Prime Minister, Theresa Mayescaped the vote, although he resigned months later under pressure from his own co-religionists amid a turbulent process to negotiate a Brexit deal.

What if Johnson loses?

If the total of votes against Johnson reaches 180 or more, the process will begin to hold a primary in which the new leader of the Conservative Party will be elected. Although there is no written rule in this regard, the winner usually becomes the head of government without calling an election.

The Prime Minister will likely continue in office till the Queen Elizabeth II would hire the next Downing Street tenant, although he could also decide to resign immediately. In that case, the cabinet would appoint an interim chief, a responsibility most likely to rest with Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab. In 2019, Theresa May remained in office after resigning until a successor was found, as did David Cameron in 2016.

How will the new Prime Minister be elected?

Conservative primaries tend to advance about two months. In the first step, candidates who want to do so can apply to become the Prime Minister.

Conservative MPs then vote in several rounds. In the first two votes, those that do not exceed a certain limit of ballots are discarded. In the following, the candidate with the fewest votes is discarded. Only two candidates advance to the final stage of the primaries, in which the party’s allies choose the new leader.

Who replaced Quinn Johnson?

economy minister, Rishi Sunak, He has been at the top of the odds for months as a possible successor to Johnson. However, his options have narrowed significantly since joining in April. Scandal around his wife, a wealthy heiress A trading empire in India that used legal tricks to avoid paying millions of taxes in Britain.

foreign Minister, Liz Truss, He has also positioned himself to be elected to the leadership and can count on the support of the hard wing of the formation, although today he already announced that he supports Johnson “100%” in the motion.

In recent weeks, moderate Jeremy HuntThose who have already lost the primary against Johnson in 2019 have reappeared in speculation about potential candidates.

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