The ongoing local elections in the country are looking like a test for Boris Johnson

The British vote for local elections this Thursday in what will be a test for the Conservative government and its Prime Minister Boris Johnson, weakened by months of scandal.

The results of these thousands of local elections will gauge conservative support across the country, and will be an indicator of whether the Labor opposition is strong.

Boris Johnson, 57, offered the Tories a historic victory in the general election in December 2019, promising to end years of political impasse and complete Brexit, the country’s exit from the European Union.

“Partygate” on everyone’s lips

But since December, it has been weakened by the “Partygate”, these parties organized during the imprisonment in Downing Street and the historic rise in inflation, which forces the British to tighten their belts. A police investigation by Partygate found that he broke the law, which was unheard of for a sitting prime minister, and fined him.

In January, Tory lawmakers, noting public outrage at his denials and double standards, seemed ready for a no-confidence motion. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Johnson has since extended strong support to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has postponed any possible rebellion.

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