Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson took a step closer to becoming Britain’s next Prime Minister on Tuesday, winning 40 percent of votes in the second round of a contest on a firm promise to leave the European Union by October 31.
Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson topped the ballot by a landslide Thursday in a first-round vote for a leader to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May as the deadline for leaving the EU looms.
The seven contenders left in the race to replace Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister take different stances on Brexit.
Despite the close result in the referendum — voters backed Brexit by 52 to 48% – Theresa May is accused of doing little to try to unite Britons.
In an interview with The Sunday Times US President Donald Trump urged Britain’s government to follow his rule book in negotiating deals when it came to Brexit.