Theresa May officially resigns as the British prime minister

Theresa May officially resigns as the British prime minister

Theresa May, on Wednesday, July 24, submitted her resignation as the prime minister of the United Kingdom and first lord of the treasury.

The royal family made this known via its verified Twitter handle, where it also added that the Queen was graciously pleased to accept the resignation.

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The account tweeted:

Recall that Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the former mayor of London and popular historian, Boris Johnson emerged as the new prime minister of the UK.

A collage of pictures capturing Theresa May's visit to the Queen and her final statement as she resigned. Photos source: Getty Image

A collage of pictures capturing Theresa May's visit to the Queen and her final statement as she resigned. Photos source: Getty Image
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Boris, who was elected leader of the Conservatives on Tuesday, July 23, is taking over from Theresa May as prime minister of bthe UK.

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

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

The new prime minister expressed gratitude to everyone who made the victory at the poll possible.

It should also be recalled that the former prime minister announced her resignation after her failure to push the Brexit deal through.

She added that she has tried enough and hopes her successor succeeds where she failed. She made the announcement at Downing Street on Friday, May 24, where she also used the opportunity to list her achievements.

In a teary and emotional state, she said she is the second female prime minister but will not be the last. May also said she will step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, June 7.

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The prime minister said it has been the honour of her life to serve the country and said it has always been her love to do so.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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