Boris Johnson to be sworn in as UK Prime Minister | Daily News

Boris Johnson to be sworn in as UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson is to be sworn in Wednesday as UK Prime Minister.
 
He was on Tuesday elected the new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members, paving the way for his appointment.
 
Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656.
 
In his victory speech, Johnson, who is a former Foreign Secretary, promised to deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn.
 
Hunt said he was very disappointed with the result, but Johnson would do a great job.
 
May, who is standing down after a revolt by Conservative MPs over her Brexit policy, congratulated her successor, promising him her full support from the backbenches.
 
US President Donald Trump also sent his congratulations to Johnson, tweeting: "He will be great."
 


 

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