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Johnson Storms Ahead and Softens No-Deal Threat: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson on June 18.
Boris Johnson on June 18.Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Boris Johnson surged ahead in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister after coming first in the latest ballot of Conservative party MPs. Outsider Rory Stewart gained on his rivals, while Dominic Raab was knocked out. The remaining five candidates held a TV debate as they tried to win support to become Tory leader.