Weakened UK Leader Boris Johnson Survives No-Confidence Vote

The charismatic leader has struggled to turn the page on revelations that he and his staff repeatedly held boozy parties that flouted COVID-19 restrictions.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament, in London, Monday, June 6, 2022. Johnson faced a no-confidence vote Monday night that could oust him from power, as discontent with his rule finally threatens to topple a politician who has often seemed invincible despite many scandals. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a no-confidence vote on Monday, securing enough support from his Conservative Party to remain in office despite a substantial rebellion that leaves him a weakened leader with an uncertain future. Known for his ability to shrug off scandals, the charismatic leader has struggled to turn the page on revelations that he and his staff repeatedly held boozy parties that flouted the COVID-19 restrictions they imposed on…

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