Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has been elected as the leader of United Kingdom’s Conservative party. He is going to succeed Theresa May on Wednesday.
Boris Johnson won the Conservative leadership contest with 92,153 votes against Jeremy Hunt’s 46,656 votes.Boris will be officially become the next prime Minister on Wednesday.
Mr Johnson, a former mayor for London for two terms and a former Foreign Secretary, was a clear favourite, although a number of senior figures have said they will not serve under him.
Chancellor Philip Hammond and Justice Secretary David Gauke said they will resign if Mr Johnson became PM.
Sir Alan Duncan quit as a Foreign Office minister on Monday in protest at a possible Boris Johnson victory.
Education Minister Anne Milton tweeted her resignation just half an hour before the leadership result was due to be released.
Mrs May, who is standing down after a revolt by Conservative MPs over her Brexit policy, has chaired her last cabinet meeting and she will officially tender her resignation to the Queen on Wednesday afternoon after taking part in her final Prime Minister’s Questions.
Outgoing PM Theresa May pledged ‘full support’ for Boris Johnson in a tweet minutes after the results were announced.
US President Donald Trump has also congratulated Boris Johnson upon his election as the next UK Prime Minister.
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