British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survives a no-confidence vote that could see him removed from office

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a no-confidence vote Monday that could have ousted him from power as discontent with his rule grows amid a fight for his political life. The move against Johnson, who has led Britain out of the European Union and through a pandemic, comes as his government faces intense pressure to address increasing energy and food prices. The vote was 211-148 in favor of letting Johnson stay in power.Conservative Party official Graham Brady announced Monday that he had received letters calling for a no-confidence vote from at least 54 Tory legislators, enough to trigger the measure under party rules. Hours later, party lawmakers lined up by the dozen in a corridor at Parliament to cast their ballots in a wood-paneled room, handing over their phones as they entered to ensure secrecy. QUEEN ELIZABETH II APPEARS AT PAGEANT DURING FINAL DAY OF PLATINUM JUBILEE
Protesters calling for the removal of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday. Johnson faces a no-confidence vote Monday 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)To remain in office, Johnson needed to win the backing of a simple majority of the 359 Conservative lawmakers. If he didn’t, the party would have chosen a new leader as prime minister. Moving forward, there cannot be another challenge against Johnson for a year unless the rules are changed.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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