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Breaking News: Boris Johnson Is UK New Prime Minister

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It’s D-Day for former London mayor Boris Johnson, who won the race on Downing Street on Tuesday has been elected new Conservative leader.

The vote of the 160,000 members of the Conservative Party ended Monday afternoon and the result was proclaimed late morning by the party authorities. Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, 55, defeated Jeremy Hunt, 52, the current head of British diplomacy.

Wednesday, after one last night on Downing Street, Premier Theresa May will answer a final round of questions in Parliament before heading to Buckingham Palace where she will officially resign to Queen Elizabeth II in the early afternoon.

Her successor would have to speak a few hours later after being received by the Sovereign, who will give him the responsibility of forming the government.

The first urgent challenge facing the next Prime Minister is managing escalating tensions with Tehran, the highest after Iran’s boarding of the British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

London responded by announcing on Monday its desire to establish soon a mission of protection with the Europeans in the Gulf, but London “does not seek the confrontation”, underlined Jeremy Hunt.

A mission on which Theresa May broke her teeth, failing three times to get members to accept the exit agreement she had concluded in November with Brussels, which led to the resignation.

London responded by announcing on Monday its desire to establish soon a mission of protection with the Europeans in the Gulf, but London “does not seek the confrontation”, underlined Jeremy Hunt.

Another record that promises to be colossal: implement the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, more than three years after the referendum of June 23, 2016, which saw the British vote at 52% for Brexit, and left a country deeply divided.

A mission on which Theresa May broke her teeth, failing three times to get members to accept the exit agreement she had concluded in November with Brussels, which led to the resignation.

Boris Johnson, who had campaigned for UK’s exit from the EU – an opportunist choice according to his detractors – promises a Brexit by the deadline of 31 October.

The date of the divorce was originally set for March 29 but was twice postponed for lack of support from a majority of MPs to Ms May’s agreement, and to avoid an exit without agreement.

During his campaign, Boris Johnson repeated that the divorce would be pronounced at the end of October, agreement renegotiated or not agreed, promising a bright future to his country.

He said he prefers to get a new treaty of withdrawal while admitting that it seems almost impossible to achieve in time, given the parliamentary holidays and the establishment of new management teams in London and Brussels.

Its willingness to leave the EU is at odds with those who want to maintain close ties with the continent and who fear the economic consequences of a “no-deal”, synonymous with the return of customs formalities.

Finance Minister Philip Hammond has announced that he will do “everything” to prevent this scenario, not seeming to exclude helping to bring down the future government of Boris Johnson.

Jeremy Hunt said he was prepared to consider postponing Brexit on a very temporary basis if a new agreement was in sight. He highlighted his entrepreneurial experience and his negotiating skills to obtain a more acceptable exit agreement for MPs.

But he said he was ready, like Boris Johnson, to the possibility of a brutal divorce, without agreement and without a transition period to cushion the shock.

It remains to be seen whether this would pass in Parliament, where the Prime Minister will only have a two-vote majority.

“Are there any circumstances in which there is a risk that a government (Johnson) will lose a vote of confidence Yes, clearly,” Justice Minister David Gauke said Tuesday on the BBC. said he did not want to be in the government if Boris Johnson won.

Wind up against a “no-deal”, the People’s Vote movement, which is campaigning for a new referendum, said Boris Johnson would not have a “mandate” to implement a divorce without an agreement, stressing that he would not be appointed by the members of the Conservative Party, “0.25% of the population”.


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