Boris Johnson to Be Britain's Next Prime Minister
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 08:39 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Britain's Conservative Party announced Tuesday that Boris Johnson has won the election to be its new leader and become the country's next prime minister.

Johnson defeated British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the voting that ended Monday night by a margin of 66% to 34%.

"We are going to unite this amazing country and we are going to take it forward," Johnson told party members after he was announced as the winner.

He pledged to deliver Britain's exit from the European Union on October 31 and to unite and energize the country with efforts to improve education, infrastructure and police.

Johnson will officially replace Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday as she steps down following repeated failures to deliver Britain's exit from the European Union.

He thanked May in his address for "extraordinary service" to the party and the country. In Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Johnson and said "He will be great!"

The Brexit process was meant to be concluded in late March, but while EU officials have indicated no interest in renegotiating the divorce terms that Britain's parliament has rejected three times so far, they did agree to push the deadline to October 31.

Johnson, a populist former foreign secretary under May and mayor of London, has expressed a willingness to withdraw Britain from the EU at that time with or without an agreement in place.  Many members of parliament oppose a no-deal Brexit, saying such a move would be economically chaotic.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS

UK to Allow Huawei in 5G Networks but Not in 'Core' Parts
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 23:50 WIB

Britain decided Tuesday  to give Huawei limited access to build parts of its new high-speed mobile network, in a setback for the U.S., which has been pushing allies to ban the Chinese company.     The government said it is excluding œhigh risk companies from supplying ...

Some Students, Ex-Pats Remain in Wuhan With Little Help
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 18:06 WIB

Nations around the world are evacuating their students and other citizens from coronavirus-stricken China, while other countries are choosing to leave their citizens in Wuhan, the university city where the virus reportedly started. Around 500 Bangladeshi students are among the stranded in Wuhan. Th...

Trump Offers China 'Any Help' to Fight Coronavirus
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:05 WIB

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered China any help needed to combat a deadly outbreak of a coronavirus that has killed 81 people. In a Monday tweet, Trump said, "We are in very close communication with China concerning the virus," adding, "We have offered China and President Xi (Jinping) any he...

Chinese Premier Visits Wuhan as Virus Death Toll Hits 80
Monday, 27 January 2020 23:26 WIB

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the city of Wuhan on Monday to meet with health officials and examine the response to the outbreak of a coronavirus that has killed 80 people. Wuhan is the center of the outbreak and people there and in several other cities face strict restrictions on movement as ...

US Basketball Superstar Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash
Monday, 27 January 2020 15:26 WIB

Sports fans around the world are struggling to find words to describe how they feel about the sudden death of retired U.S. basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant was 41 years-old. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in the hills outside...

ANOTHER NEWS
Oil Extends Revival From Virus Rout After U.S. Stockpiles Report
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 09:14 WIB Oil extended its recovery from a virus-induced slump as a report showing a drop in U.S. crude inventories, a rebound on Wall Street and speculation OPEC+ will step in to prop up prices reassured investors. The American Petroleum...

DISCLAIMER

Seluruh materi atau konten yang tersaji di dalam website ini hanya bersifat informatif saja, dan tidak dimaksudkan sebagai pegangan serta keputusan dalam investasi atau jenis transaksi lainnya. Kami tidak bertanggung jawab atas segala akibat yang timbul dari penyajian konten tersebut. Semua pihak yang mengunjungi website ini harus membaca Terms of Service (Syarat dan Ketentuan Layanan) terlebih dahulu dan dihimbau untuk melakukan analisis secara independen serta memperoleh saran dari para ahli dibidangnya.