BRITAIN:Boris Johnson becomes the New Prime Minister

Boris Johnson, the American-born former mayor of London, will become the U.K.’s next prime minister, taking over for Theresa May who is stepping down.

The 55-year-old was the frontrunner to replace May and easily won a Conservative Party vote over his rival Jeremy Hunt. He will officially take over the office on Wednesday. Johnson, who led the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, has promised to take the U.K. out of the European Union by October 31st. (USA Today)

Hot Takes:

  • Johnson has had a good relationship with Donald Trump who has praised him and supported him.
  • Trump tweeted this morning, “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!”
  • Johnson also happens to have a similar look to Donald Trump. Meetings between these two should be interesting.