Johnson, preparing to resign, appoints new ministers

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, expected to resign in just over an hour, started appointing new ministers to his cabinet on Thursday, including a third education secretary in three days. Johnson, who has been forced to step down after his ministers and Conservative lawmakers quit or withdrew their support, appointed Greg Clark as ‘levelling up’ secretary and James Cleverly to the post of education minister. Reflecting the turmoil playing out at the heart of British power, Johnson had moved Nadhim Zahawi from education secretary to run the finance ministry on Tuesday ni…

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