Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed her resignation in a solemn address given outside her former residence at No. 10 Downing st Friday in a long-awaited move.
The process for electing a new leader should begin next week May said, after confirming that she had informed the Queen of her decision to step down while expressing regret that she had failed to secure a Brexit deal.
May will continue to serve as the British leader until the process of electing a new leader is completed.
May said it was a “matter of deep personal regret” that she could not deliver Brexit and stressed that her successor must strive for consensus in parliament, and that this would only be possible if all sides are willing to compromise.
“The second female Prime Minister but certainly not the last,” May concluded her remarks, with her voice wavering.
Reports circulated throughout the week that the Prime Minister would resign Friday, after repeated failures to secure a Brexit deal that would pass through the British Parliament while simultaneously appeasing exasperated EU negotiators in Brussels.