Teller Report

Now you can see non-English news...

Tory presidency: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt run for May succession


Also in the fifth vote Boris Johnson has got the most votes. The party members of the Tories now choose between him and the British Foreign Minister.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt in runoff to May succession

British ex-Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and current Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt are in the run-off election for the Tory presidency, succeeding Prime Minister Theresa May. Johnson scored 160 votes, Hunt 77, on the fifth and final ballots. Environment Minister Michael Gove retired at 75 Votes out.

Who is the new party leader and thus Prime Minister, should now decide the 160,000 Tory party members by the end of July by primary vote. Boris Johnson is also popular at the grassroots level according to polls. The former foreign minister is credited with recapturing Brexit voters who have turned away from the conservatives.

Theresa May resigned as Tory Chairman at the beginning of June. It had failed to organize a majority in Britain's parliament for its EU-negotiated Brexit agreement. The EU's exit from the United Kingdom will take place on 31 October.

Source: zeit

Similar news:

You may like

News/Politics 2019-09-04T07:01:29.981Z
News/Politics 2019-09-02T06:04:23.275Z
News/Politics 2019-09-14T22:59:08.312Z
News/Politics 2019-09-10T00:11:05.174Z
News/Politics 2019-08-17T19:37:18.505Z

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2019-09-19T22:56:11.627Z
News/Politics 2019-09-20T11:35:11.886Z


© Communities 2019 - Privacy