Boris Johnson to become UK’s next PM | Daily News

Boris Johnson to become UK’s next PM

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson on Tuesday won the race to become ‘s next Prime Minister, defeating Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Johnson defeated Hunt by 92,153 votes to 46,656 votesf the Conservative arty.

He is expected to be confirmed as Prime Minister on Wednesday, when his predecessor Theresa May formally tenders her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II.

It is a triumph for a man who has always wanted the top job, but Johnson, known for his jokes and bluster, is taking over at a time of immense political upheaval.

Johnson led the 2016 Brexit campaign has the latest deadline of October 31 must be kept, with or without a agreement with the EU. May’s government currently has a majority of just two in the 650-seat House of Commons, made possible through an alliance with the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

- AFP

 


 

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