Following stepping down of Theresa May, Boris Johnson on Tuesday has been elected as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom. Johnson was elected as his party leader after securing 92,153 votes from members of the ruling Conservative Party.
Johnson will formally take over as Prime Minister on Wednesday, succeeding Theresa May, who stepped down over her failure to get parliament to ratify her Brexit deal.
Meanwhile, his rival, Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, received 46,656 votes. Johnson will take up office on Wednesday.
Johnson had served as UK foreign minister and London’s Mayor.
It will quite interesting to see how Johnson will proceed with Brexit which will be an immediate focus, given an impending deadline to leave the bloc of October 31, and still no deal agreed upon by the U.K. parliament.
Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019