UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7.
The corresponding announcement forced her to make party members, including members of the Cabinet, dissatisfied with the renewed agreement with the EU on Brexit presented to May.
This means that May should leave the post of prime minister of the country. However, her resignation on June 7 allows her to accept US President Donald Trump, who arrives in the United Kingdom in early June, as a full-time prime minister.
The process of electing a new leader will officially begin after June 7, although the main candidate at the moment – former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson – has already announced plans to nominate himself. Considers this possibility and the former leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leeds.
Among potential candidates are both Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt and Interior Minister Sajid Javid.
Until a new leader is elected, and this process usually takes about six weeks, May is likely to remain temporary acting prime minister.
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