EU: Race for Prime Minister: Hunt becomes Johnson challenger

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London (AP) - Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt competes against favorite Boris Johnson in the race for the post of conservative party leader and British prime minister. He received 77 votes at the fifth and final round of voting in the group on Thursday, defeating Environment Minister Michael Gove, who received 75 votes. As already set was Boris Johnson, who again with 160 votes far ahead of his competitors. Johnson and Hunt now compete in a runoff election, in which the party members have the last word. It should be known by the end of July who will become the new party leader and therefore prime minister.

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