British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a vote of confidence on Monday
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a vote of confidence on Monday, triggered by discontented lawmakers in his own party.
Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench lawmakers, said in a statement Monday
that the number of Conservative Party parliamentarians calling for the vote had reached the necessary threshold.
The vote will be held between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. local time on Monday.
If 180 Conservative lawmakers -- a simple majority -- vote against Johnson,
he will cease to be leader of the governing Conservative Party and will be removed from office,
less than three years after winning a general election in a landslide.
If Johnson wins the vote, he will remain both as leader of the party and as Prime Minister.
Johnson's premiership has been shaken by the so-called "Partygate" scandal.