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    Former UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox confirmed on Wednesday he was going to announce his bid for the Conservative Party leadership and the post of prime minister the following day.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — The Conservatives are preparing to vote on a new prime minister by October to replace David Cameron, who declared his resignation on June 24, a day after the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

    "I will," Fox told the LBC radio station, answering a question on whether he was going to announce his leadership bid on Thursday.

    UK Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb made the announcement on the Tory leadership bid earlier in the day.

    Former London Mayor Boris Johnson and UK Home Secretary Theresa May, who are yet to announce their bids, are reportedly expected to become Fox's main rivals.


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