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BORIS JOHNSON: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER AFTER WINNING CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADERSHIP BALLOT

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The next Britain Prime Minister after the exit of Theresa May will be Boris Johnson This comes after he won a ballot vote of Conservative Party members against Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Theresa May who resigned because she failed to deliver Brexit and stepped down as leader of the Tory Party.

Boris Johnson

Although it was gathered that her resignation is ultimately because she had lost the support of her own MPs, who would not back any of her deals.

according to Foxnews, Mr. Johnson, an avid supporter of Brexit and former Mayor of London, had been expected to clinch victory against Hunt. He will replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday after she announced her resignation last month amid failure to lead the nation out of the European Union.

Boris Johnson won 66 percent of the vote, or 92,153 of the total 159,320 people eligible to vote. Hunt received 46,656 votes, and there were 509 rejected ballot papers. The turnout was 87.4 percent.

Johnson will be installed as prime minister in a formal handover from May on Wednesday when he will also visit the Queen and be asked to form a government. In his victory speech, Johnson praised Hunt as a formidable opponent and thanked the outgoing prime minister for her “extraordinary service to this party and our country.”

British Prime Minister

“We know the mantra of the campaign that has just gone by, it is deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn, and that is what we are going to do,” Johnson added in a brief speech.

President Trump, who previously endorsed Johnson for the position, was among the first world leaders who congratulated Johnson on the victory.

“Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!” Trump tweeted.

Johnson will take the reins of the government at a turbulent time when Britain is at crossroads over Brexit, the Iranian regime sparked an international crisis after seized a British tanker, while even his party members are openly rebelling against him.

He campaigned on getting Britain out of the EU on the scheduled date of Oct. 31 — with or without a deal, a promise that won over supporters of Brexit but created animosity with more moderate Conservatives who fear the consequences of a no-deal Brexit that experts say would plunge the country into recession.

May stepped down after Britain’s Parliament repeatedly rejected the withdrawal agreement she struck with the 28-nation union. Johnson said he will push to the EU to negotiate despite the bloc saying it won’t reopen negotiations.

At least three Conservative cabinet members have announced their resignation even before the results of the vote were unveiled, saying they would rather resign than serve under Johnson and his plan to carry out no-deal Brexit.

But the challenge for Johnson lies not only on the shores of Europe but in the Persian Gulf as well, where he will have to deal with the fallout from the Iranian regime’s seizure of a British vessel.

Britain has called the seizure, which comes at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran, a “hostile act.”

Johnson will also have to work to repair the relationship with the U.S. after the now-outgoing British ambassador Kim Darroch disparaged Trump in leaked diplomatic cables, including calling him “inept.”

The journey for Mr. Boris Johnson the new Prime minister is expected to be better than the predecessors who were unable to deliver Brexit Following the referendum held on 23 June 2016 in which 51.9 percent of those voting supported leaving the EU, the Government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, starting a two-year process which was due to conclude with the UK’s exit on 29 March 2019—a deadline that has been extended to 31 October 2019. This may be all turn out well for the incoming prime minister.

British PM first speech

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