Former foreign minister Boris Johnson has been elected as the UK’s new prime minister. He was elected as the new leader on Tuesday after a four-point vote by a member of the ruling Conservative Party.
Since Britain constitution says, the leader of the ruling party take the responsibility of the prime minister, Boris Johnson will take oath as Prime Minister on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier, former Prime Minister Theresa May failing to reach a general agreement on the Brexit issue declared her resignation.
The Conservative Party began to elect a new leader after the announcement of Theresa’s departure from the UK’s ruling party on June 7.
Boris after being winner paid homage to outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May and her main rival Jeremy Corbyn.
In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he would “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn”.
Speaking at the Queen Elizabeth II center in London, he said, “We are going to energize the country.
“We are going to get Brexit done on 31 October and take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring with a new spirit of can do.
“We are once again going to believe in ourselves, and like some slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self doubt and negativity.”
Note that Boris Johnson beat Jeremy comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656.