May formally confirms resignation as Conservative leader

May, resignation, Conservative leader
07 Jun, 2019 8:39 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified her Conservative Party on Friday that she had resigned as party leader, opening the way for a succession contest that will determine the country’s next prime minister.

May will remain prime minister and acting party leader until Conservative Party lawmakers and members select a new leader after a process that is expected to last several weeks.

Nominations for the Conservative leadership close at 1600 GMT on Monday.

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