The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May has announced that she would be resigning as the leader of her Conservative party, which eventually means that she will no longer be the Prime Minister.
In a statement today, she said will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.
She said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to do so.
Three years ago, Britain voted to leave the European Union, however, since then the Prime Minister has not been able to reach a deal that would seal Britain’s exit from the EU.
Mrs. May said she would continue to serve as PM till June 7 while a Conservative leadership contest takes place.
The party said it hoped a new leader could be in place by the end of July.
It means Mrs. May will still be prime minister when US President Donald Trump makes his state visit to the UK at the start of June.