Boris Johnson set to become next UK Prime Minister
London : Boris Johnson will most probably be becoming the United Kingdom's next Prime Minister on July 23, tasked with following through on his “do or die” pledge to deliver Brexit in just over three months time.
Johnson and his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, have given every bit of them in last month to win over less than 200,000 Conservative Party members who will choose Britain's new leader.
Voting ended on July 22 at 1600 GMT and the results will be announced on July 23 morning. The winner will formally take over as Prime Minister on July 24 afternoon, succeeding Theresa May, who stepped down over her failure to get parliament to ratify her Brexit deal.
With 70% of the pre polling result assumptions, Johnson, a former London mayor who resigned as foreign minister a year ago over May's Brexit plans, appears to be clear favourite.
He will inherit a political crisis over Britain's exit from the European Union, currently due to take place on Oct. 31. Johnson must persuade the EU to revive talks on a withdrawal deal that it has been adamant cannot be reopened, or else lead Britain into the economic uncertainty of an unmanaged departure.
"We will of course be pushing our plan into action, and getting ready to come out on October 31st, come what may...do or die, come what may," Johnson told TalkRadio last month.