Boris Johnson and the Terminator farewell to Parliament in style | “see your later”

“So Long, Baby”, was the phrase with which Boris Johnson said goodbye to the British Parliament on Wednesday Quoting the character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, after his final questioning session as Prime Minister In the iconic sci-fi movie Terminator.

“Mission completely accomplished,” the prime minister conceded, taking stock of his three years in office. And he said he will spend the next few weeks “doing what he believes citizens expect him to do: advance the issues for which he was elected in 2019.”

“These last few years have been the greatest privilege of my life,” said 58-year-old Johnson. On 7 July, he announced his resignation after losing the support of his Conservative Party in the context of several scandals that sank his popularity.

To applause from conservatives and applause from the opposition, he chanted “Hasta la vista, baby!” Concluded with the phrase, repeating the famous phrase uttered by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie “Terminator 2”.

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who will succeed

Johnson’s successor to be announced on 5 September, at the end of the parliamentary holiday starting Friday. Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and current Foreign Minister Liz Truss will compete in an internal election to determine who becomes prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party, after trade minister Penny Mordant was ousted this Wednesday.

In the fifth and final round of Conservative MPs voting, Sunak was supported by 137 of his Conservative allies and 113 for Truss, while Mordaunt withdrew after 105 MPs supported.

The two finalists now have more than a month to campaign to persuade the 160,000 Conservative Party members who must decide between the two candidates before the winner is announced in September.

The day after the appointment of the new leader, Johnson will present her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II in a brief act at Buckingham Palace and will then invest her successor or successor.

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