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Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 02:06
Spokesman: UK's new PM should take up position July 24
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 02:06 By Reuters

A combination of pictures created in London on June 21, 2019 shows Britain's then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (left) leaving after attending the weekly cabinet meeting at number 10 Downing Street, in central London, Jan 23, 2018 and Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt leaving having attended the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing street in London, Jan 22, 2019. (TOLGA AKMEN / AFP)

LONDON — Britain's new prime minister should take up his position on the afternoon of July 24, a spokesman for Theresa May said on Tuesday, fleshing out a succession triggered by her resignation after failing to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament.

Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced as Britain's new prime minister on Tuesday July 23, the Conservative Party said on Tuesday. 

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The party said a postal ballot of the 160,000 or so Conservative Party members to decide who will replace May as leader would close on July 22 with the winner announced the following day.

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