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Following the resignation announcement by British Prime Minister Theresa May, several British Conservatives have already officially announced their candidacy for the party presidency. Because in Great Britain The chairman of the party with the most seats in the lower house is charged with the formation of a government, the party chairman at the same time also head of government.

May wants her office as party leader of the conservative Tories on 7 June, a successor should be determined by the end of July. Until then, May wants to stay in office as head of government.

It is expected that up to 20 candidates will stand for the competition. The multi-stage selection process is scheduled to start in the week from 10th June. First, the candidate field is reduced by the deputies of the Tory faction in several ballots on two candidates. In each ballot, the last-placed player is eliminated. The two remaining applicants must then face the party base in a primary election.

There is nothing changing with the change of leadership in the tight majority in the British Parliament – unless there is a new election. The opposition Labor Party had already spoken out in favor of this.

Boris Johnson

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The former foreign minister Boris Johnson is considered a favorite among the candidates for the office of party chairman. Johnson served as Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, and for the next two years he served as Foreign Secretary in May's cabinet. Johnson is considered one of the Prime Minister's biggest inner-party adversaries and is one of the Brexit hardliners. Before the Brexit referendum, he had led the Leave campaign for Britain's exit from the EU. In protest of May's Brexit strategy, he resigned in 2018 from his post as foreign minister.

Johnson pleads for a UK exit to the previously planned
 Appointment on the 31st of October – with or without agreement. Critics fear that Johnson will launch a kind of arms race around the United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum Candidates outdo each other in their uncompromising ways to win the Brexit hardliners to the conservative party base. Johnson's supporters believe he has a good chance of bringing disappointed Brexit voters back to the party.

Jeremy Hunt

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Jeremy Hunt became Minister of Culture, Olympic, Media and Sports in 2010. In September 2012, he took over the leadership of the health department, after the resignation of Boris Johnson, he took over the post of Foreign Minister. Hunt is considered one of the most loyal department chiefs in May's cabinet. As an established candidate, he also has good chances of winning an election. His position on Brexit, however, is unclear: Originally, Hunt was considered a proponent of Britain's remaining in the EU. After the referendum, however, he had supported the agreement negotiated by May with the EU and repeatedly warned of the consequences of an unregulated Brexit.

Rory Stewart

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Rory Stewart has been a member of the House of Commons since May 2010, and since 2019 he has served as Minister of Development and Equal Opportunities in the second May Cabinet. Stewart is regarded as the hope of those who hope for a compromise solution, such as a Brexit with close ties to the EU. The former diplomat sets himself apart from most of his competitors with his factual style and argues that he should concentrate on topics other than Brexit as soon as possible. Stewart has already announced that in the event of a defeat, he will not be the head of the department under former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson.

Esther McVey

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Former TV presenter Esther McVey was Labor Minister from January to November 2018 in the Cabinet of Theresa May, Like Boris Johnson, McVey resigned from office to protest May's deal with the EU. The conservative politician is a proponent of Britain's exit from the EU. For a successor as party leader of the Tory party in the event of a resignation May, she had already brought in May to talk.

Matt Hancock

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Matt Hancock has been acting Minister of Health since 2018. The popular politician was an advocate of the Remain Initiative, but had also supported the May negotiated agreement. The BBC told Hancock in announcing its application that it would work to implement the exit from the EU. "We need a leader for the future, not just for now," Hancock also wrote on Twitter. He announced that he wanted to "deliver" at Brexit. Then the country would have to "move forward" in other things and build a "bright future".