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WorldBritish interior minister Javid launches leadership bid to replace PM May

20:02  27 may  2019
20:02  27 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Theresa May's departure marks the launch of leadership election; Boris Johnson the early favorite to become next PM

Theresa May's departure marks the launch of leadership election; Boris Johnson the early favorite to become next PM British Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation as the Conservative Party leader on Friday morning officially launched the high-stakes race to replace her, with multiple candidates expected to launch their bids. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); May’s departure, formally on June 7, marks the end of her months-long struggle to keep her job despite seething anger from her own Conservative Party over her handling of Brexit.

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key British -Pakistani Sajid Javid is among the top contenders eyeing for 10 Downing Street. Since being appointed an interior minister in April, he has earned respect for his handling of a scandal over the

LONDON — Theresa May 's decision to resign as leader of the Conservative Party in June has triggered a race to replace her as leader and prime minister . Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is currently the runaway favourite to take the keys to Downing Street. However, with a growing field of

British interior minister Javid launches leadership bid to replace PM May © Reuters/Hannah Mckay FILE PHOTO: Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British interior minister Sajid Javid said on Monday he would stand in a leadership race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, saying he would strive to deliver Brexit.

"I'm standing to be the next leader of (the) Conservatives and Prime Minister of our great country," he said on Twitter, becoming the latest in a long line of Conservatives to announce a leadership bid.

"We need to restore trust, bring unity and create new opportunities across the UK. First and foremost, we must deliver Brexit."

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by John Stonestreet)

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