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It's official: Johnson is new British Prime Minister

The ex-London mayor and the former Foreign Secretary has also been elected the leader of the Conservative Party
16:24, 23 July 2019

Reuters

Boris Johnson, the former London mayor and the ex-Foreign Secretary, is elected the new British Prime Minister, BBC reports

Over 160,000 members of the Conservative Party joined the voting procedure; Johnson was definitely considered a favorite since the beginning of the campaign, standing against Jeremy Hunt, the incumbent Foreign Secretary. 

Much of the attention was paid to the candidates' stance towards Brexit. 

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Johnson replaces Theresa May who recently left this office; she is expected to file her resignation letter for the Queen's approval on Wednesday. May said she would officially step down on June 7; June 6, she visited her last public event.

Boris Johnson is considered the opponent of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and the supporter of Brexit.
 
Related: Johnson pledges to take UK away from EU October 31
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