British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government won a trust vote on Monday, which it called in its own right, with members of the governing Conservative Party voting in support of ministers to avoid starting a national election.
The opposition Labor Party has called on Johnson, who has said he will step down, to be replaced by a caretaker leader unless his successor is chosen by the Conservative Party in early September.
Labor had sought a vote of confidence in both the government and Johnson to try to oust him as soon as possible, but the government objected, saying it was unnecessary as the prime minister had already said he would go. The Conservatives instead proposed a motion of confidence in the government.
The government won by a margin of 349 to 238 votes.