LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to stay in office, amid a growing wave of resignations from his government in protest at his leadership.
New Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has urged unity after his predecessor, the health secretary, and several junior ministers walked out.
But the Prime Minister has been hit by six further resignations, taking the total to 16 in the past day.
Johnson’s premiership has been plunged into crisis following the dramatic resignations of Chancellor and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid.
They quit within minutes of each other on Tuesday following a row over Mr Johnson’s decision to appoint Chris Pincher as Deputy Chief Whip earlier this year.
More MPs have walked out and likely to exit the Cabinet.