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Boris Johnson chosen to replace Theresa May as UK prime minister Updated: 2019-07-24 10:03:23 KST

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson will become Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday after beating foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday in the contest to lead the governing Conservative Party.
He takes over from outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.
As soon as he arrives at 10 Downing Street, Johnson will be tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the UK out of the European Union by October 31st.
In his first speech after being elected, Johnson said he will "deliver Brexit, unite the country" and defeat opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

"I say to all the doubters, dude we are going to energize the country, we're going to get Brexit done on October 31st, we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities that it will bring in a new spirit of can do."

Johnson, a hardliner on Brexit, has said multiple times that the UK should leave the EU by the October 31st deadline even if it's with a no-deal Brexit.
But he already faces opposition from several Conservative ministers who will not allow the UK to leave without a divorce deal, suggesting Johnson will have a turbulent start as Britain's new leader.
Hong Yoo, Arirang News.
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