Boris Johnson defeats Jeremy Hunt to becomes British Prime Minister and Tory leader

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Boris Johnson has been chosen new Conservative pioneer in a tally of gathering individuals and will turn into the following UK prime minister.

He beat Jeremy Hunt in a race of Tory members, winning 92,153 votes to his adversary’s 46,656.

The ex-London mayor takes over from current PM Theresa May on Wednesday.

Mr Johnson started his acknowledgment discourse by lauding his successor, saying it had been “a privilege to serve in her cabinet”.

Just about 160,000 votes were thrown – which represented to an 87.4% turnout rate.

Theresa May congratulated Johnson for his victory.

In his victory speech, Johnson thanked Tory members for the “extraordinary honour and privilege you have just conferred on me”.

“I know that there will be people around the place who will question the wisdom of your decision,” he said.

“There may even be some people here who still wonder what they have done.”

Green Party MSP Patrick Harvie also tweeted saying the outcomes means it has “never been more important that Scotland retakes our place as an independent European nation”.

US President Donald Trump congratulated Johnson and said he will make “great” UK prime minister.

Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Johnson through a tweet. She was quoted by government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer as saying: “I congratulate Boris Johnson and I am looking forward to good cooperation. Out countries should remain close friends in the future.”

Moreover, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump also greeted Johnson for being elected as new pm of Britain.

Pompeo tweeted: “We congratulate @BorisJohnsonon his election as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. We look forward to making our #SpecialRelationship even stronger.”

Ivanka Trump also tweeted: “Congratulations @BorisJohnson on becoming the next prime minister of the United Kingdom.”


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