Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson wins race to be UK prime minister

Boris Johnson, one of the biggest voices in the Brexit movement, won the Conservative Party leadership race on Tuesday and will become the U.K.’s next prime minister.

Johnson, 55, was elected as his party leader, and consequently the U.K. leader, with 92,153 votes from members of the ruling Conservative Party. Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt received 46,656 votes. Johnson will take up office on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump, who has publicly backed Johnson on several occasions during the leadership race, congratulated him via Twitter saying: “He will be great!”