William Hague. Photo Reuters
British Foreign Secretary William Hague is stepping down
from his post as the country's top diplomat after four years in
the job in an unexpected move prompted by a government
"Tonight I am standing down as Foreign Secretary after 4
years to serve as Leader of the House of Commons," Hague
wrote on his official Twitter account.
Hague's new role will see him coordinating the government's
business in the lower house of Britain's parliament.
Prime Minister David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative
party, is carrying out what is expected to be a final
reshuffle of top government jobs before a national election
next May and is expected to announce a raft of new
appointments on Tuesday.