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Merzendi t1_itlm4nr wrote

Correct. The public as a whole voted for Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, and after Boris resigned, it’s the Conservatives alone who get to pick who replaces him.

While one could argue it would be ethically appropriate for a the new leader to call a general election, there’s no legal obligation to, and the likelihood of victory is very low. It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that they aren’t going to.