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Boris Johnson Wins Race to Become Next UK Prime Minister

World | News18 | July 23, 2019, 4:24 pm
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 Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson has won the race to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party, and will become the country's next prime minister. (Image: AP)

Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson has won the race to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party, and will become the country's next prime minister. (Image: AP)

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 He defeated his rival Jeremy Hunt overwhelmingly in a vote of Conservative Party members. (Image: AP)

He defeated his rival Jeremy Hunt overwhelmingly in a vote of Conservative Party members. (Image: AP)

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 Boris will be installed as prime minister in a formal handover from Theresa May on Wednesday (July 24). (Image: AP)

Boris will be installed as prime minister in a formal handover from Theresa May on Wednesday (July 24). (Image: AP)

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 The victory is a triumph for the 55-year-old Johnson, an ambitious but erratic politician whose political career has veered between periods in high office and spells on the sidelines. (Image: AP)

The victory is a triumph for the 55-year-old Johnson, an ambitious but erratic politician whose political career has veered between periods in high office and spells on the sidelines. (Image: AP)

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 Johnson has vowed that Britain will quit the European Union,

Johnson has vowed that Britain will quit the European Union, "come what may," on the scheduled Brexit departure date of Oct. 31 even if it means leaving without a divorce deal. (Image: AP)

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 But he faces a rocky ride from a Parliament determined to prevent him from taking the U.K. out of the bloc without a withdrawal agreement. (Image: AP)

But he faces a rocky ride from a Parliament determined to prevent him from taking the U.K. out of the bloc without a withdrawal agreement. (Image: AP)

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