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What happens when a British Prime Minister resigns? – What Political Science Students Must Know

Following the resignation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister for the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party, many students of politics have been wondering and asking questions about what happens next in the UK’s Parliament and the political administration of United Kingdom as a whole.

The research department at Sintim Media chanced on this vital political process that mandates the Conservative party to choose a new Leader.

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The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation as Conservative leader on Thursday  following mounting pressure from lawmakers in his own party to stand down.

Under the UK political system, between elections, only Conservative members of Parliament have the power to remove a sitting Conservative Prime Minister.

So, what happens to UK government when a Prime Minister resigns, and how is a new leader elected?

No. It starts the Conservative Party process for choosing a new leader of the party.

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UK Prime Ministers are not directly elected by the people; Johnson is Prime Minister because he is the head of the largest party in the House of Commons.

The Conservatives will still be the largest party after Johnson quits, so the new head of the party will become Prime Minister.

How is the new Conservative Party leader chosen?

Leadership candidates need the support of at least eight lawmakers. If there are more than two candidates, Conservative Party lawmakers hold round after round of votes to whittle the number of leadership candidates down to two.

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Then Conservative Party members nationwide vote — by mail — between the two finalists. The winner becomes leader of the party — and Prime Minister.

Who is Prime Minister while all this happens?

Johnson indicated in his resignation speech that he plans to stay in office until a successor is chosen.

That’s what would happen under normal circumstances: A Prime Minister who has resigned as party leader stays in office as caretaker Prime Minister until there is a new party leader.

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One alternative would be for Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab to step in as caretaker. There’s no precedent for that — but there’s also no precedent for more than 50 government officials to resign in two days in order to force a Prime Minister out.

Is there any way to force Johnson to leave before a new Conservative Party leader is chosen?

Conservative lawmakers could, in theory, try to force him out themselves by calling a vote of confidence among Tory MPs. But Johnson survived a vote like that just a month ago.

Under current party rules, that means there can’t be another party confidence vote in him for 12 months.

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The rules could be changed, but it’s not clear the Conservative Party wants to start that kind of infighting when Johnson has already said he’s going, and when a leadership contest is under way.

Can’t the opposition do anything to force Johnson out?

Labour leader Keir Starmer said Thursday that if the Conservatives didn’t push Johnson out immediately, the opposition would call a confidence vote in the government among the entire House of Commons.

If the opposition won, it could theoretically lead to a general election — but even with all the chaos in the Conservative Party at the moment, they still have a big majority in the House of Commons, and they’re not likely to want a general election at the same time as a leadership election. So the chances of the opposition bringing the government down now are slim.

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When Johnson does finally leave Downing Street, what happens?

He submits his resignation to the Queen, in person. The Palace will announce officially that Queen Elizabeth II has accepted Johnson’s resignation, and will say who she has invited to become Prime Minister to replace him. That person will then go to meet the Queen to accept the invitation. This is a formality.

Does the new Prime Minister have to call a general election?

No. The United Kingdom isn’t scheduled to have another general election until December 2024.

The new Prime Minister could choose to ask Parliament to vote for an early election, but isn’t required to do so.

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Boris Johnson – Former UK Prime Minister & Leader of Conservative Party

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since from 2019 to July 2022.

He was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016

Source: CNN 

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Required Digital Photograph Dimensions For U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery 2024

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All You Need To Know About The Required Digital Photograph Dimensions For 2024 American Visa Lottery Registration.

The U.S Department of State under the auspices of the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Wednesday, 5th October, 2022 opened the registration portal for the 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

As part of the requirements needed to successfully complete the DV 2024 application, a Digital Photograph with unique dimensions is required.

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Below are some tips all potential 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery applicants must know concerning the standard digital photograph required for the registration.

Submitting a Digital Photograph  (U.S Visa Photo)

An applicant can take a new digital photograph or scan a recent (taken within the last six months) photograph with a digital scanner, if it meets all of the standards below.

1. DV entry photos must be of the same quality and composition as U.S. visa photos.

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You can see examples of acceptable photos here.

2. Do not submit a photograph older than six months or a photograph that does not meet all of the standards described below.

3. Submitting the same photograph that you submitted with a prior year’s entry, a photograph that has been manipulated, or a photograph that does not meet the specifications below will make you ineligible for a DV.

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Your photos or digital images must be:

  • In color

• In focus

• Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50 percent and 69 percent of the image’s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.

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The Digital Photograph Must Be:

• Taken within the last six months to reflect your current appearance

• Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background

• Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

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• With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open

• Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis

• Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.

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• Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose.  Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.

• Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.

• Do not wear eyeglasses.

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• If you normally wear a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.

Review the Photo Examples to see examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos.  Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable.

In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.

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You must upload your digital image as part of  entry.

Your digital image format must be:

• In JPEG (.jpg) file format

• Equal to or less than 240 kB (kilobytes) in file size

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• In a square aspect ratio (height must equal width)

• 600×600 pixels in dimension

Do you want to scan an existing photo?

In addition to the digital image requirements, your existing photo must be:

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  • 2x2inches(51x51mm)

• Scanned at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (12 pixels per millimeter)

 Taking photos of your baby or toddler

When taking a photo of your baby or toddler, no other person should be in the photo, and your child should be looking at the camera with his or her eyes open.

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Tip Lay your baby on his or her back on a plain white or off-white sheet. This one will ensure your baby’s head is supported and provide a plain background for the photo.

Make certain there are no shadows on your baby’s face, especially if you take a picture from above with the baby lying down.

Tip Cover a car seat with a plain white or off-white sheet and take a picture of 2:  your child in the car seat.  This will also ensure your baby’s head is supported.

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How to register for DV 2024

Participants for DV 2024 can submit an entry by filling out the Diversity Visa Entry Form (DS-5501) on the registration website https://dvprogram.state.gov/.

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the forms with your personal details, passport details, and family information (if any), and submit your digital photograph.

If you are married and/or have children at the time of submitting the entry form, include the names of your spouse and/or children in your entry.

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You won’t be able to include your children who were born at the time of submitting the entry at a later date.

Print the confirmation that appears after submitting the entry and keep it until September 2024.

Applicants are to note that, the deadline for the DV2024 registration is 8th November, 2022.

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