UK's Johnson: 'I will be leaving soon with my head held high'

British PM Johnson walks outside Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he would be leaving soon with his "head held high", a week after he was forced to resign after losing the support of key government ministers and his lawmakers.

"I am ... proud of the leadership I have given and I will be leaving soon with my head held high," Johnson told parliament. He also said the Conservative Party would unite around the winner of the leadership contest to replace him.

(Reporting by William James, writing by Muvija M, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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