BRITAIN: Boris Johnson Wins Battle To Be Next PM

USA Today reports:

Boris Johnson succeeded Theresa May as Britain’s new prime minister on Tuesday and the incoming leader faces a bumpy ride amid pressure to get the nation’s stalled exit from the European Union – known as Brexit – over the line. Britain’s 77th prime minister will also have to deal with an escalating crisis with Iran.

American-born Johnson, 55, becomes Britain’s 14th prime minister to serve under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and the third leader from the country’s Conservative Party, including David Cameron – who called 2016’s controversial referendum on EU membership – charged with delivering Brexit.

Johnson won a weeks-long contest decided by an internal party vote by 160,000 Conservative Party members after May stepped down over her handling of Brexit. Britain elects a party, not a leader, meaning the ruling party can change its leader.