Boris Johnson set to be announced U.K. Prime Minister after winning party vote

Britain’s brash former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, on Tuesday had won the contest to become next Prime Minister after Theresa May.


Johnson Boris defeated Jeremy Hunt, his successor as foreign secretary, in the contest for the leadership of Britain’s governing Conservative Party, winning by the large margin of 66 percent of the registered vote held among its membership.

Although the Conservatives’ working majority in Parliament is very little, it seems to be enough to ensure that Mr. Johnson will succeed Mrs. May as prime minister on Wednesday.

He would resume office at one of the most crucial moments in Britain’s recent history, immediately facing the toughest challenge of his profession, to lead his country’s exit from the European Union in little more than three months.

But his policy swerves, lack of attention to detail and contradictory statements leave the country guessing how things will unfold.

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