Johnson, Hunt go head-to-head to be UK's next PM

Added On June 22, 2019

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his successor as foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt have emerged as the two politicians in the final battle to become Britain's next Prime Minister.
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The two politicians were the winners in the fifth and final vote among 313 Conservative MPs to choose a party leader to succeed Theresa May.
Johnson scored 160 votes, while Hunt won 77 votes from the Conservative MPs taking part in the ballot in the Houses of Parliament.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove had the lowest score of 75 votes and was eliminated.
The party leader will automatically become the next occupant at 10 Downing Street in July.
The focus next week will be on the 160,000 grassroots Conservative Party members across Britain who will vote on whether Johnson or Hunt should become their new leader.
The Conservative Party has announced that the result of the final ballot will be announced in the week commencing on July 22.