UK PM Theresa May to resign ahead of Brexit talks
London : Under immense pressure, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday (local time) announced that she will be resigning from her post before the next phase of Brexit talks, reports Washington Post.
The development comes hours before the British Parliament was set to vote on the type of Brexit Britain will opt.
British MPs on Monday defied Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and voted in the favour of an amendment that gives them the power to control the country’s Parliament.
Last week, at least one million people protested against May’s handling of the Brexit process, demanding for a second referendum to be held.
In 2016, over 50 per cent of the UK electorate voted to leave the EU, following which the British government triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the country’s process of its exit from the European bloc. The then-Prime Minister David Cameron, who supported continued membership to the EU, resigned, making way for May to take charge.