Photo: Before the resignation of the colorful reign of Briton Boris Johnson

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday. against the backdrop of a mass uprising senior members of his government, thus ending three tumultuous years in power during which he blatantly violated and sometimes broke the rules of British politics.

Months of defiance ended in almost a shrug as Johnson stood outside 10 Downing Street and admitted that his party wanted him to leave.

“I want you to know how sad I am to give up the best job in the world,” he said. “These are breaks.”

A brash 58-year-old politician who pulled the UK out of the EU and got him through COVID-19, and the war in Ukraine was stopped because of one too big scandal – this time involving a politician who was accused of sexual harassment.

Boris Johnson, then mayor of London, looked through plexiglass as models for the next two commissions.

Boris Johnson, then mayor of London, looking through Plexiglas, 2011.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (center) poses with sadhus or Hindu saints.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with sadhus, or Hindu saints, in front of the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar as part of his two-day trip to India in 2022.

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Then-Mayor Boris Johnson (left) poses with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London in 2009.

Then-Mayor Boris Johnson (left) poses with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London in 2009.

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Boris Johnson takes part in a street rugby tournament on the streets of Tokyo.  15, 2015.

Boris Johnson takes part in a street rugby tournament on the streets of Tokyo. 15, 2015.

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Conservative Party leader candidate Boris Johnson (center) eats ice cream on Barry Island, Wales, 2019.

Conservative Party leader candidate Boris Johnson (center) eats ice cream on Barry Island, Wales, 2019.

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US President Donald Trump met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the UN General Assembly in New York.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with President Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2019.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was photographed wearing boxing gloves during the stoppage.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducts aerial sparring during a stop at the Jimmy Egan Boxing Academy in Manchester, England during his 2019 presidential campaign.

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Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative Party Boris Johnson

Queen Elizabeth II greets newly elected Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson during an audience at Buckingham Palace in 2019.

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Britain's Prince Charles (center) and Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) take shelter from the rain

Britain’s Prince Charles (centre) and Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) take shelter from the rain during the opening of the UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrevas, England, in 2021.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson jogs in central London in 2022.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson jogs in central London in 2022.

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