Britains prime ministers battle for office began when two foreign ministers became popular

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 Britains prime ministers battle for office began when two foreign ministers became popular


Popular candidate: Johnson on the left and Hunt on the right

On the 13th, 313 Conservative MPs, including Teresa May, voted. Among the 10 candidates, former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson won 114 votes, Jeremy Hunt 43 votes and Michael Goff 37 votes. Three others were eliminated with no more than 17 votes.

Next Tuesday, the remaining seven people will enter the second round of voting. Boris Johnson, though gaining a greater advantage, said modestly that there is a long way to go.

Jeremy Hunter, the current foreign secretary, said Johnson had done well in the poll, but he believed he would surpass Johnson in the final round of the Conservative Party vote.

British current affairs commentators pointed out that in the two conservative leadership elections held in 2001 and 2005, the first in the primaries was eventually eliminated.

In July 2018, British Prime Minister Teresa May appointed Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the new Foreign Secretary to replace Boris Johnson, who resigned from the separation dispute.

Source: Responsible Editor of CCTV News Mobile Network: Chengyu_NBJ11143