Former London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has emerged as the new Prime Minister of Britain, after securing victory over rival, Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, as the new Conservative Party leader.
About 160,000 members of the party voted in the process that started more than two weeks ago and dominated by arguments over Brexit.
While Johnson polled 92,153 votes, Hunt polled 46,656 votes.
Johnson will officially succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister on Wednesday.
May will officially tender her resignation to the Queen on Wednesday afternoon after taking part in her final Prime Minister’s Questions.
Johnson will take office shortly afterwards, following an audience at Buckingham Palace.
Johnson was favorite to win all along. He led the Brexit Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum. He is believed to be more forceful about Brexit than May. He had described May’s EU divorce deal as dead.
He has expressed determination to take the UK out of the EU on October 31, even if it takes a “no deal”.