British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday won a no-confidence vote among Conservative lawmakers, saving his precarious premiership.
Johnson won the support of 211 out of 359 lawmakers, dozens more than the threshold of 180 votes, according to the result announced by Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative Party's parliamentary group, the 1922 Committee.
Speaking after the results were announced, Johnson said, "it's a convincing, decisive result and what it means as a government is that we can focus on what matters to people".
The vote of confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which he won 211-148, dominates Tuesday's front pages.
The Times describes Johnson as a "wounded victor" and points out that a number of past Tory prime ministers have been forced to step down shortly after winning confidence votes by greater or similar margins.
The Financial Times says the vote "exposed the scale of the division and animosity" in the Conservative Party and that the "revolt was far more serious than Downing Street had expected".
Boris Johnson is "clinging to his premiership" after 148 of his own MPs voted to oust him from Downing Street in a ballot that exposed potentially terminal rifts within his party, The Guardian writes.
The prime minister has been dogged for months by "partygate" scandals involving him and his staff at Downing Street during COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. He received a fine by the British police in April for attending one of the alcohol-fueled parties, making him the first sitting prime minister in British history to be penalized for breaking the law.