In a quite expected turn of events, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she would resign soon. May, who leads the Conservative Party in the British Parliament, has been facing backlash from her own party MPs over her Brexit plan.
She will step down on June 7. May said her party will continue to serve people for many years to come.
May spoke about democracy and respecting choice of people
"Back in 2016, we gave the British people a choice, against all predictions the British people voted to leave the European Union. I feel as certain today as I did three years ago that in a democracy if you give people a choice you have a duty to implement what they decide," she added.
"I have kept Her Majesty the Queen fully informed of my intentions, and I will continue to serve as her Prime Minister until the process has concluded," May said. The process of electing a new PM will begin after she leaves the office.