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British PM Johnson wins no-confidence vote but faces further challenges

The ballot will do little to restore British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's authority over the fractious Conservatives. PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hinted at a possibility of a government reshuffle to consolidate his authority after winning a vote of no confidence from his ruling Conservative Party.

Mr Johnson, who faced months of criticism about his style of government and personal honesty, retained the support of 211 MPs against 148 Conservative legislators who demanded his departure in a secret ballot held in London on Monday night.

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