UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Boris Johnson was elected by the Conservatives to succeed Theresa May as British Prime Minister. Hardly chosen, he promised a Brexit on October 31st.
Boris Johnson has largely won the race to become the next British Prime Minister against Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, according to results announced Tuesday, July 23 by the Conservative Party. He will officially take office on Wednesday.
Brexit October 31?
Barely elected, the future prime minister pledged to implement Brexit on October 31.
“We will implement the Brexit on October 31”, the deadline after two postponements, said the former mayor of London, while supporters of the exit fear a further postponement of this deadline.
Macron wants to “work faster” with Johnson
Emmanuel Macron congratulated Boris Johnson on his election and declared himself “very eager to work” with the next British prime minister.
“I am very keen to be able to work quickly with him, not only on the European issues that are ours and the continuation of the Brexit negotiations, but also on the international issues that make up our daily lives and on which we are closely coordinated. with the British and the Germans,” he said, citing Iran in particular.
The ex-mayor of London and former head of the British diplomacy obtained 92,153 votes of the 159,000 votes of party members who were called to break the tie, against 46,656 votes for Mr. Hunt, says AFP. He becomes the leader of the Tories and will get the keys of Downing Street Wednesday afternoon after a visit to Queen Elizabeth II.
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