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BREAKING: Boris Johnson Will Be UK’s New PM After Winning Conservative Party Leadership Contest

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Boris Johnson has been elected as leader of the UK’s Conservative Party, with him taking over as Prime Minister from Theresa May on Wednesday.

Despite a personal row with his partner threatening to derail his leadership bid, Johnson still managed to beat his rival, Jeremy Hunt, by a substantial margin.  Johnson won 92,513 votes to Hunt’s 46,656.

The seven-week contest saw 159,321 Conservative members vote for their leader.

Johnson is taking over a government currently embroiled in a political crisis because of Brexit, with the newly-elected PM pledging to take the UK out of the EU by the end of October, with or without an agreement.

A key figure in the Brexit campaign, Johnson is expected to face similar internal challenges like that of his predecessor, with three cabinet ministers – Philip Hammond, Rory Stewart and David Gauke – all saying they will resign should he be elected.

Tories have also threatened to vote down his government should he pursue a no-deal Brexit.

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