It is expected that the candidates for her post will present their candidacies on June 10, and voting on them among conservative deputies will begin in Parliament on June 13.
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, June 7, officially leaves the post of leader of the ruling Conservative party of Great Britain. She will, however, continue to retain the post of Prime Minister until the election of her successor.
It is expected that the candidates for her post will present their candidacies on June 10, and voting on them among conservative deputies will begin in Parliament on June 13. In order to speed up the elections and to avoid a crisis of anarchy, the deputies agreed to make a number of changes to the electoral procedure.
Now the candidate for the adoption of his candidacy, you need eight votes of deputies-conservatives instead of two to qualify for the second round of voting; a candidate must enlist the support of at least 17 out of 313 conservatives in the House of Commons, and in the third round with 33 deputies. The process will continue until there are only two candidates in the race, then there will be a postal vote, which will be attended by 124 thousand members of the Conservative party, and as a result of which a new leader of the party will be elected.
It is expected that the new party leader will be elected no later than July 22, so May can hold his post for at least six weeks.
In place of Theresa May claim:
- Former Foreign Minister and mayor of London, one of the leading participants in the campaign for “Brexit” Boris Johnson;
- Former Minister of “Brexit”, supporter of “hard” exit from the European Union Dominik Raab;
- British Foreign Secretary Jeremy hunt;
- The Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom;
- The former Minister for Work and Pensions Esther McVey;
- The Minister for International Development, Rory Stewart;
- Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care;
- Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove;
- The Minister of Internal Affairs of great Britain Sajid Javid;
- The Minister of housing, utilities, and local government Kit Malthouse.
Officially, the campaign for the election of the Chairman of the Conservative party will start on June 10. The party expects that the new leader of the Tories will be elected until mid-July, before the parliamentary holidays. If this does not happen, Theresa May can remain in office until the end of September.
Recall: in recent months, May has been subjected to harsh criticism, in particular, members of her ruling Conservative party, for failing to complete the procedure for the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Britain did not have time to leave the EU in the previously established period, on March 29. The government has twice agreed with Brussels “Brexit’ delay – first until April 12, then – until October 31.