British prime minister resigns after failing to lead her country through the Brexit process, a political objective she’s had for almost three years in office.
Theresa May announced her resignation on May 24 and the information had a direct impact on the price of the British pound rose after the news was confirmed. She will remain in office until the Conservative party chooses the replacement on June 7.
The markets were anticipating this move. The political pressure was for Theresa May to step down immediately. The opposition rose after she presented a new version of her Brexit plan to be voted by the Parliament for the fourth time.
Theresa May replaced David Cameron as the Conservative party leader. During her term, the support for the party fell. Her government failed to come up with any kind of agreement with the European Union, although the deadline passed almost two months ago on March 29.
The decision to resign ended pound sterling’s record downtrend against the euro. You can watch Theresa May’s emotional resignation speech here.
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