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Boris Johnson Wins Race to Be Next British Prime Minister

  • Front-runner promised to deliver Brexit ‘do or die’ by Oct. 31
  • Johnson defeats Jeremy Hunt to be new Conservative leader
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Johnson speaks after being announced as winner of the race to succeed May as Tory leader and U.K. Prime Minister.Source: Bloomberg
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Boris Johnson, the public face of the Brexit campaign, won the contest to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister, taking over a country in crisis and a government on the brink of breaking apart.