Theresa May the present Prime Minister of Britain has stepped down as the leader of the Conservative Party on June 7th, but she will remain as Prime Minister of Britain until the new successor has been chosen.
The race has been on to replace the outgoing
British Prime Minister Theresa May. As the lead over taker Boris Johnson, the former Foreign Minister of Britain, confirmed his status as the front runner who is coming in first place after the first round of voting by Conservative members of Parliament.
Britain is sinking under its deepest political crisis facing from about a decade. And the whole country is eyeing over when and whether it should leave the
European Union - a decision which will fall over Theresa May successor and expectedly it will affect both its future role on the world stage and prosperity for the coming generations.
The Conservative Members of Parliament will begin shaping up the list in a week with a number of series of votes in the
Currently, a total of 10 candidates were eying to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and the future Prime Minister of the
United Kingdom. Whereas, at present three of them were eliminated in the first ballot, as they all failing to gain the support of more than 16 members in the Parliament. Whoever wins the election but it is still a very crowded contest which will be facing with the risking task of trying to finalize the UK’s break up with the European Union, and it is currently scheduled on October 31.
Boris Johnson, the leading candidate is expected to succeed Theresa May as Britain's new Prime Minister, as well as, he would likely to withhold the already agreed £39 billion ($49.6 billion) Brexit payment until the EU gives Britain better withdrawal terms.
However, Brexit is dominating the race, and every existing candidate is trying to promote their Brexit bona fides
and make the case and presenting that they have the best strategy to steer the UK through its divorce with the European Union. The next Prime Minister will also come from the Conservative Party. It is because the real image of Parliament is not changing, and the Conservative Party will remain to retain the control of the government.
The next general election is not going to be scheduled until the year 2022. So it is expected that whoever will take over Theresa May will stay in power at least until then. It also means that Conservatives — specifically,
Conservative members of Parliament (MPs) and party members are going to select the next
All the 10 contenders varying from moderate Conservatives to more hard-right Brexit champions, or “Brexiteers.” And this is making Brexit by far the biggest challenge faced by the contenders to become the next Prime Minister. The Conservative Party is also under huge pressure in order to raise the Brexit Party, which dominated the whole European Parliamentary Elections over the single issue of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
Whereas, the next Prime Minister whoever took her position, will have to inherit the same Brexit deadlock and it will ultimately end up the Theresa May’s premiership. The leadership candidates have been present behind the scenes for months, and building up support for themselves. So far about 72 MPs have yet to declare whom they are supporting.