UK to announce new Prime Minister Tuesday

LONDON, July 23 (NNN-AGENCIES) — UK’s Conservative party will be deciding Tuesday on its new leader and consequently UK’s new prime minister to replace the outgoing Theresa May.

Media reports in the UK have generally touted former London Mayor, Boris Johnson as the clear favourite.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is the other choice for the 160,000 Tory members who would cast their votes with the results expected to be revealed before midday.

May decided to step down in May after failing to achieve a consensus inside the parliament and within her own party over the country’s Brexit or withdrawal plan from the European Union.

The new head of the cabinet will face the same challenges over Brexit that overshadowed the tenure of May and triggered her resignation.