UNITED KINGDOM- United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced her resignation, putting an end to months of speculation over her future because of her handling of Brexit.
“It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country to have a new prime minister,” May told reporters.
She said she will be resigning on June 7.
“It is a matter of deep regret that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May added. “My successor will have to find a consensus. Consensus will only be possible if those on both sides of the debate compromise.”
Toward the end of her speech, May’s voice cracked and she appeared on the verge of tears, adding: “It’s been the honor of my life to serve the country I love.”