NEW DELHI: The British Prime Minister Theresa May will step down on June 7, as a Conservative Party leader but would temporarily continue to at the country’s top position, following a failed Brexit attempt.
Friday, May announced that she would resign from the Conservative Party leadership on June 7 and remain as a caretaker Prime Minister, and that the party would choose a new leader in a contest from the following week.
However, she would continue to remain as party leader through US President Donald Trump’s upcoming state visit and the 75th D-Day anniversary celebrations on June 6.
The Brexit led to a state of confusion within the Britain, and the potential Conservative Party contenders for the top post would have to demonstrate put a strategy on how to handle Brexit.
The aspirants for the Conservative leadership include former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock, and international development secretary Rory Stewart.
Johnson said that he would take Britain out of the EU on October 31, even in a scenario of no deal with EU leaders.
“A very dignified statement from Theresa May. Thank you for your stoical service to our country and the Conservative Party. It is now time to follow her urgings: to come together and deliver Brexit,” he tweeted.
The party chooses will go into a two-step procedure, including a a series of votes among the party’s legislators to shortlist two top candidates, and then those one among the two names through a nationwide vote by nearly 120,000 members.