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    UK Home Secretary Theresa May is Favorite for 'Best New Prime Minister'

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    The United Kingdom Home Secretary Theresa May is ahead of former Mayor of London Boris Johnson in ratings of the "best new prime minister and leader of the Conservative party" with 19 percent compared to 18 percent, according to the poll.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United Kingdom Home Secretary Theresa May is slightly ahead of former Mayor of London Boris Johnson in ratings of the "best new prime minister and leader of the Conservative party," a poll conducted by the YouGov revealed.

    The poll held on June 26-27 among 2,013 UK adults put May on 19 percent compared to Johnson's 18 percent, making the two clear leaders, as the third potential candidate for the post of prime minister, Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove, scored only 5 percent, YouGov said in its press release Monday.

    On Thursday, a nationwide referendum was held in the United Kingdom in which 51.9 percent of voters opted for the country to withdraw from the European Union. After the official results were revealed, Prime Minister David Cameron, who headed the Remain campaign, said he would resign in October.

    The new prime minister and Conservative party leader is expected to take up office by September 2.


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