British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation Friday morning.
May said in a speech, "I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold. The second female prime minister, but certainly not the last. I do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love."
"I negotiated the terms of our exit and new relationship with our closest neighbors that protects jobs our security and our union. I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly I have not been able to do so," May said.
May will officially step down as party leader on June 7 and the process of electing a new leader is expected to start the following week. She says she'll stay on as prime minister until that new leader is elected.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.