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World reacts to Boris Johnson’s appointment as UK Prime Minister

The appointment of UK Boris Johnson as new Britain’s Prime Minister has left the whole British society and the world at large divided as some Ministers are reported resigning and some turning down appointments.

The dramatic event has left the whole country and the world divided, with some expressing concern over his election and some believing he will experience the same difficulties as Theresa May in getting Brexit done.

 United Kingdom Education Minister Anne Milton has resigned saying she had “grave concerns” over Johnson’s willingness to consider leaving the EU without a deal. Foreign Office Minister, Sir Alan Duncan also resigned, with a letter slamming Boris Johnson and calling Brexit a “dark cloud.

British Secretary of State for International Development Rory Stewart, who is also the unsuccessful candidate for prime minister, announced he would not serve in a Johnson cabinet.

Finance Minister Phillip Hammond said “I have just handed my resignation to @theresa_may. It has been a privilege to serve as her Chancellor of the Exchequer for the last three years.

While the British political parties and citizens are rocked by resignations, reactions from some world leaders have ranged from positivity with the US President long supporting Johnson, and recently tweeted about his congratulations mere minutes after the announcement.

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa also sent his congratulations message, “Congratulation @BorisJohnson on your election as leader of the Conservative Party and on becoming Prime Minister of the UK. I wish you good luck for the journey ahead, and look forward to building ever closer ties between our two nations under your leadership.”



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