Tuesday, 23 July 2019 14:26

Boris Johnson has been elected leader of the UK's Conservative Party and by default, the country's next prime minister. He won the votes of 92153 members of the ruling party, while his rival Jeremy Hunt won 46 656.

He is set to become prime minister on Wednesday. The 55 year old said has vowed to negotiate a new Brexit divorce deal with the European Union before the scheduled October 31 deadline, but Brussels has insisted it will not reopen negotiation.

A number of Conservative Party ministers have already announced they will resign to fight against a no Brexit deal which, the experts warned that it would push the UK's economy into a severe downturn.