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UK: Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan resigns

UK: Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan resigns
Duncan's resignation comes a day before possible leadership of Boris Johnson

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan resigned from his post on Monday.

Duncan’s resignation came a day ahead of the expected victory of Boris Johnson, as the new leader of the Conservative Party to replace Theresa May.

His resignation is considered as one of many other resignations, in the wake of Johnson becoming the U.K.'s next prime minister.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has also announced his intention to resign.

The result of the Conservative Party leadership contest will be announced on Tuesday. The final deadline for party members to vote will end on Monday evening.

Duncan, who was looking after European and American affairs, served as a senior minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, under outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May since July 2016.

He was the first European politician to visit Turkey, following the bloody defeated coup attempt in 2016.

source: News Feed
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