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Race for U.K. Prime Minister Heats Up as Brexit Plans Differ

  • Pro-Brexit Andrea Leadsom wins backing of Boris Johnson
  • Tory candidates disagree on timing and targets for EU talks
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U.K. Conservatives Pick Their Next Prime Minister

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The U.K.’s ruling Conservative Party takes the next step toward selecting the nation’s new prime minister on Tuesday after the leadership candidates outlined different ways to manage withdrawal from the European Union.

All 330 Tory members of Parliament will be balloted on the five contenders vying to succeed David Cameron, with the one receiving the fewest votes dropping out of the race when the results are announced at about 7 p.m. in London.