It's official: Boris Johnson emerges new Prime Minister of UK

It's official: Boris Johnson emerges new Prime Minister of UK

- The United Kingdom has elected another Prime Minister who will pilot the affairs of the country

- Boris Johnson has been elected as the new conservative leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

- Boris defeated his rival, Jeremy Hunt, after a seven-week contest in which 160,000 Conservative members picked the next Prime Minister to pilot the affairs of the ,UK

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The former mayor of London and popular historian, Boris Johnson, has emerged as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Boris, who was elected leader of the Conservatives on Tuesday, July 23, is taking over from Theresa May.

He defeated his rival, Jeremy Hunt, after a seven-week contest in which 160,000 Conservative members picked the next PM to govern the country.

Boris polled 92,153 votes while Hunt polled 46,656.

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According to the Guardian UK, Boris assumed office at a time of political crisis over Brexit as he has promised to seek a new deal with the EU or leave without an agreement at the end of October 2019.

The new PM, who was Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, also served as foreign secretary from 2016 to 2018.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that President Donald Trump of the United States told four congresswomen of colour to go back to where they came from and fix the rot instead of telling the people of US how their government should be run.

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Trump made the call in a thread of Twitter on Sunday, July 14, in which he said the congresswomen of colour originally came from countries whose governments are the most corrupt and inept in the world.

The US president did not mention the four congresswomen's names but his reference to house speaker, Nancy Pelosi, suggested that President Trump was talking about the congresswomen identified as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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