Race to replace British PM to narrow as Conservative lawmakers vote in first round

Credit: Reuters- Published on June 13, 2019
The contest to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to narrow on Thursday when Conservative Party lawmakers vote to knock out at least one of 10 candidates in the first ballot, though Boris Johnson is far ahead of rivals.

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Published on June 13, 2019 -  00:32
Brexit Supporter Johnson Far Ahead In Contest To Replace British PM
Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers. Johnson won the support of 114 Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister. Three years since voting 52%-48% to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is heading toward a possible crisis over Brexit. Most of the candidates vying to succeed May are prepared to leave on Oct.

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