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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Arrives at Conservative Party Campaign HQ

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    Newly chosen British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Conservative Party campaign headquarters in London after winning the leadership contest on Tuesday

    Former London mayor Boris Johnson has won the vote to head the UK Conservative Party, securing a total of 92,153 votes.

    The official transfer of power will take place on Wednesday after May holds her last Q&A session with UK lawmakers. Queen Elizabeth II will accept May's resignation and ask the new prime minister to form a new government.

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