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New UK Finance Minister Zahawi Says PM Johnson Must Go | World News

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Nadeem Zahoi on Thursday called for the resignation of Boris Johnson, less than 48 hours after the prime minister promoted him, saying the crisis surrounding the government would only get worse.

“It is not sustainable and it will be worse for you, for the Conservative Party and most importantly for all countries,” Xavi said on Twitter after resigning from more than 50 ministers and allies.

“You must do the right thing and go now.”

Jahavi did not say he had resigned, but said he had gone to the prime minister’s office on Downing Street with cabinet colleagues on Wednesday evening to tell Johnson to “leave with dignity.”

“I am sorry that he did not listen and he is now undermining the incredible achievements of this government,” Jahavi said in a letter.

“The country deserves a government that is not just stable, that works honestly. Prime Minister, you know in your heart what should be done and go now.”

(Reporting by Kate Holton and Alastair Smoot; Editing by William James and Michael Holden)

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