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Sinceramente | The End of Boris Johnson’s Era: Leader or Mediocre Politician?

Fin de la era de Boris Johnson: ¿líder o político mediocre? | Sinceramente

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Amid Boris Johnson’s resignation as U.K. Prime Minister, there is a growing debate about the legacy that Johnson leaves behind.

Many claim that his resignation was avoidable. For others, however, it was the best decision he could have made. El American’s Daniel Chang and Ben Kew, writer and editor-at-large, respectively, talk about it in the Sinceramente podcast with our Spanish editors-in-chief Orlando Avendaño and Vanessa Vallejo.

For Chang, 40% of Boris Johnson’s party did not trust him, detailing that this is a clear sign of political weakness for the leader. Orlando Avendaño agreed with Chang, who explained that Johnson’s government was fragile.

In spite of the national crisis, Avendaño indicated that the Prime Minister’s management of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine showed that he was a great ally for the freedom of the West and this maintained his image in the eyes of the international community.

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Boris Johnson’s administration

Ben Kew recalled how the crisis began in Boris Johnson’s government and how scandals, which started during the pandemic, accumulated. For Kew, Johnson also failed to take good political and economic measures, and this sparked annoyance among citizens. He argued that he did not succeed in any of his plans and commented that his attitude caused him to lose the respect of his party colleagues.

The analyst emphasized that citizens who believe in and promote the ideas of freedom hope that the conservatives will soon appoint a leadership that will restore hope within the party.

Watch this and all installments of Sinceramente on our YouTube channel and Twitter. Don’t forget to follow El American’s social networks to stay updated.

Orlando Avendaño is the co-editor-in-chief of El American. He is a Venezuelan journalist and has studies in the History of Venezuela. He is the author of the book Days of submission // Orlando Avendaño es el co-editor en Jefe de El American. Es periodista venezolano y cuenta con estudios en Historia de Venezuela. Es autor del libro Días de sumisión.

Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editor-in-chief of El American. Economist. Podcaster. Political and economic analysis of America. Colombian exile in the United States // Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editora en jefe de El American. Economista. Podcaster. Análisis político y económico de América. Colombiana exiliada en EE. UU.

Williams Perdomo es periodista y escritor, especializado en las fuentes Política y Cultura.

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