May steps down amid backlash over the ‘mishandling’ of the Brexit process

theresa may in tears

Her decision to resign comes after months of chaos in Parliament and speculation that she was about to be forced out…//CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

LONDON — Theresa May has announced she will step down as U.K. prime minister after failing to win support for her plan to withdraw from the European Union.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street on Friday, she said it was “in the interests of the country for a new prime minister” to lead the U.K.’s Brexit process and confirmed her final day as Conservative Party leader would be June 7 — but she will continue as prime minister until a successor is chosen.

theresa may.jpg“It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit. It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honors the result of the referendum,” she said. “To succeed he or she will have to find consensus in parliament where I have not.

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