Boris Johnson has officially been elected as the UK’s new Prime Minister following the landslide victory of Jeremy Corbyn over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn.
The victory came after the Labour Party’s decision to delay voting on their candidate for Prime Minister and vote instead for the party’s candidate to become the next Prime Minister.
The election was won by the left-wing Labour Party, which had been on the back foot in recent months, and led to criticism of the British Government for being too slow to intervene in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Mr Corbyn, who is an ardent supporter of the Palestinian cause, was backed by the pro-Palestinian Peace Now party.
The new leader of the Labour party, Angela Eagle, who was the Labour leader during the last election campaign, said in a statement:”Jeremy Corbyn has a plan for Britain.
He is going to do the right thing for the UK.
We are proud to stand with him.”
The UK has been a member of the United Nations since 1973 and is a permanent member of a UN Security Council comprising the US, France, Germany, Russia and China.
The United States has been critical of Israel’s handling of the Gaza conflict and has criticised the country’s handling, saying it should not have been a “target of Israeli aggression”.
The UK voted to leave the European Union in June, but the Prime Minister’s reshuffle was seen as an attempt to address a political crisis in the country and to restore some confidence in the Labour Government following a string of resignations.