Boris Johnson to become UK Prime Minister after landslide party win

Wins contest against Jeremy Hunt

Anna Fedorova
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Boris Johnson has been announced as the next UK Prime Minister to succeed Theresa May, after a close battle between candidates that left him facing Jeremy Hunt in the final vote.

The results of ballot of around 160,000 Conservative party members, of which 87.4% voted, were revealed at midday today (Tuesday 23 July), and Johnson officially takes the lead role tomorrow after securing more than 92,000 votes.  Johnson, formerly the mayor of London, emerged as a clear favourite in the contest, though many were not supportive of the nomination. Some have even vowed to resign if he wins the race, including Chancellor Philip Hammond. Brexit: What on earth's going on? Meanwhile, May will chair her last cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning and will officially hand in h...

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