Boris Johnson has pulled out of the race to replace Liz Truss as the next UK Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.
Mr Johnson stepped down as Prime Minister in July 2022 after a series of political scandals and the loss of confidence of his own members of Parliament.
However Liz Truss, his replacement as Prime Minister, has also been forced to step down after her plans for tax cuts and unfunded borrowing led to turmoil in the financial markets.
Mr Johnson had been campaigning to return as Prime Minister but has now admitted that he would not be able to unite his party.
His decision means that Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor, is now seen as the leading candidate to be the next Prime Minister.
Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Chris Mason.
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