Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, just announced her resignation.
According to a report by The Guardian, she will step aside as the Conservative leader on 7th June, drawing her 3-year stint as PM to a close.
"I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold," said British Prime Minister Theresa May in a tearful statement announcing her resignation https://t.co/a1kOrSGIv6 pic.twitter.com/Ksi2uKfs0Z— CNN International (@cnni) May 24, 2019
Speaking at Downing Street, May said:
"It had been the honour of my life to serve as Britain’s second female Prime Minister. I am leaving with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love."
She further added:
"I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back this deal. Sadly, I have not been able to do so, I tried three times."
While she resigns on 7th June, she'll remain the Prime Minister until a new leader of the Party is elected.