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A year ago, Theresa May became Premier of Great Britain

  • A year ago Theresa May became Premier of Great Britain

London: Today, July 11, is the anniversary of Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of Great Britain.

After the voluntary resignation of ex-premier David Cameron in June 2016 due to Brexit, the election of the leader of the Conservative Party was announced. Since at that time the Conservatives had a majority in the parliament, the leader of this party automatically became Prime Minister of Great Britain.

The first round of elections took place on July 5, 2016, in which May won a confident victory, receiving 50% of the vote. Subsequently, on July 7 of the same year, she won a second round among conservative parliamentarians. The last, 3 round, was to take place on September 7, but May's opponent - Energy Minister Andrea Lades withdrew her candidacy on July 11, 2016. The same day Theresa May became the head of the Conservative Party. Two days later, on July 13, Queen Elizabeth II accepted the resignation of David Cameron and instructed May to form a new government.

Last month, June 9, early parliamentary elections were held in the UK. Conservative party Theresa May won, receiving 42.3% of the vote, but lost the majority.


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