Boris Johnson, UK Conservatives’ new leader, set to become prime minister

Boris Johnson, UK Conservatives’ new leader, set to become prime minister
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[Ed. – Looks like the man who said “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive” has just woken up packed in oil.]

Boris Johnson, Britain’s blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.’s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country.

Johnson is set to become prime minister on Wednesday after winning an election to lead the governing Conservatives. He will have just over three months to make good on his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union by Oct. 31. …

Johnson radiated optimism in a brief victory speech to hundreds of party members and lawmakers, pledging to “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn,” leader of the opposition Labour Party.

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“I say to all the doubters: ‘Dude, we are going to energize the country, we are going to get Brexit done,’” said Johnson, a former London mayor and British foreign secretary.

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