Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has said she’ll step down from her position and as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7.
She said this on Friday at a press conference in front of 10 Downing Street.
May said she’s resigning after she’s tried, three times, to make Brexit a reality.
“Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as prime minister I have striven to make the United Kingdom a country that works not just for the privileged few but for everyone, and to honor the result of the referendum,” May said.
She added: “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back this deal. Sadly, I have not been able — I tried three times.”
“I believe it was right to persevere….it is now clear to me that it is in the best interest of the country for a new PM to lead that effort,” May said.
May held back tears throughout the speech and was visibly tearful as she concluded her speech.
Watch the moment below:
"It is now clear to me that is it in the best interest of the country for a new prime minister" to leave Brexit efforts, Theresa May said when announcing her departure date https://t.co/GdOZZUZGlo pic.twitter.com/PM89nmfZq5
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"I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold," said British Prime Minister Theresa May in a tearful statement announcing her resignation https://t.co/a1kOrSGIv6 pic.twitter.com/Ksi2uKfs0Z
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