The new leader of the British Conservative Party was Boris Johnson. In the final vote, he won the party elections from his rival, foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt. This means that Johnson will be announced as the new British Prime Minister on Wednesday.
He will replace on this post, Teresa May, which according to the established procedure, on Wednesday will present to the Queen his resignation.
The new leader of the Tories was chosen by a vote, which was attended by about 160 thousand party members.
Boris Johnson was initially considered an absolute favorite, despite the fact that some high-ranking party members said they would not work in his government.
In the struggle for the post of head of the party, priority was given to the attitude of candidates to “Brexit.”
Jeremy Hunt stated that “Brexit” could not be implemented without a contract and, if necessary, it could be postponed to a later date.
Johnson, who previously held the post of mayor of London, insists on leaving the EU on October 31, even if Britain fails to agree with the European Union on its terms.
Johnson demonstrates a willingness to hard “Brexit” and has advised members of the Cabinet to accept this.