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Theresa May: first appointments
17:48, 14 July 2016
Theresa May: first appointments

Theresa May appointed ex-mayor of London Boris Johnson a Foreign Secretary

17:48, 14 July 2016

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First personnel decisions of new British Prime Minister.

Theresa May appointed ex-mayor of London Boris Johnson, one of the most active supporters of Britain’s exit from the EU, a Foreign Secretary.

See also: EU Leaders encourage Britain not to delay Brexit

After his success during the referendum, Boris Johnson was considered to be a favorite in the struggle for the position of the prime minister. But eventually he disclaimed his candidacy.

Theresa May announced that she takes a break in preparation of negotiations on exit from the EU. But she promised to stand to the will of the Britons. Meanwhile, the newly-appointed Foreign Secretary stated that he is planning to improve relations with US and Europe.

See also: Poroshenko congratulates Theresa May on appointing for UK's PM office

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