Former London Mayor Boris Johnson beat Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on 23 July in a ballot of Conservative Party members, winning with 92,153 votes to Hunt’s 46,656. As the newly elected leader of the governing party, Johnson succeeds Theresa May as British prime minister.

Flamboyant Brexiteer and former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson takes over as prime minister on 24 July after winning the Conservative leadership contest.

According to Johnson, his main goals at the post will be to deliver Brexit by 31 October, unite the Tories, defeat the Labour Party opposition, and “energise our country”.

Johnson is scheduled to attend an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, where he will be asked to form a government.

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