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    Live Updates: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Makes First Appointments

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    Former London Mayor Boris Johnson beat Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on 23 July in a ballot of Conservative Party members, winning with 92,153 votes to Hunt's 46,656. As the newly elected leader of the governing party, Johnson succeeds Theresa May as British prime minister.

    Flamboyant Brexiteer and former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took over as prime minister on 24 July after winning the Conservative leadership contest.

    According to Johnson, his main goals at the post will be to deliver Brexit by 31 October, unite the Tories, defeat the Labour Party opposition, and "energise our country".

    Johnson also attended an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, where he was asked to form a government.

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    • 01:04

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    • 00:57

      Boris Johnson Appoints His Brother Jo Johnson Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • 00:52

      UK PM Johnson Appoints Brandon Lewis as Minister of State for the Home Department

    • 00:42

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    • 21:58

      Boris Johnson Appoints Matt Hancock as UK Health Minister

    • 21:27

      UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Says UK Must 'Get Some Finality for Brexit Process'

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    • 21:21

      Liz Truss Appointed UK Trade Minister

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    • 21:12

      Michael Gove Appointed UK Chancellor Of the Duchy of Lancaster

    • 21:00

      PM Johnson Appoints Stephen Barclay as UK Brexit Minister

    • 20:53

      Johnson Appoints Dominic Raab as UK Foreign Secretary

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    • 20:44

      Priti Patel Appointed UK Interior Minister

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    • 20:01

      Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt Will Not Be Part of PM Johnson's Government

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    • 19:15

      Britain's Business Minister Greg Clark Leaves as Johnson Takes Office

    • 19:04

      Russian President Vladimir Putin Congratulates Johnson on His Appointment - Kremlin

      "President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Boris Johnson on the occasion of his appointment to the post of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland", the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

      "The development of relations in various areas would be in the interests of our countries and peoples", the press service cited the text of Putin’s telegram.

    • 19:02

      UK Trade Minister Liam Fox Resigns

    • 18:58

      UK Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt Quits, Will Not Serve in Johnson's Cabinet

    • 18:11

      European Council President Tusk Congratulates Boris Johnson on His Appointment

    • 18:07

      Johnson 'Pays Tribute' to Theresa May in His Speech

      "I pay tribute to the fortitude and patience of my predecessor, and her deep sense of public service but in spite of all her efforts it has become clear that there are pessimists at home and abroad who think after three years of indecision this country has become a prisoner to the old arguments of 2016, and in this home of democracy we are incapable of honouring a democratic mandate. And so I am standing before you today to tell you the British people those critics are wrong", he noted.

    • 18:02

      We Do not Want a No-Deal Brexit, but We Need to Be Ready - Johnson

      "And don't forget that in the event of a no-deal outcome we will have that extra lubrication of the 39 billion pounds", Johnson stated.

    • 18:02

      Prime Minister Johnson Pledges to Get UK out of EU by 31 October

      "The people who bet against Britain are going to lose their shirts because we are going to restore trust in our democracy, and we are going to fulfil the repeated promises of parliament to the people and come out of the EU on October 31, no ifs or buts. And we will do a new deal, a better deal", he said.

      Johnson stressed that he is convinced a deal without checks at the Irish border and without the backstop clause is possible.

      "It is, of course, vital at the same time that we prepare for the remote possibility that Brussels refuses any further to negotiate, and we are forced to come out with no deal, not because we want that outcome, of course not, but because it is only common sense to prepare", Johnson said.

    • 18:02

      Those Who Think UK is Incapable Of Delivering Brexit Are Wrong - Johnson

      "It has become clear that there are pessimists at home and abroad who think after three years of indecision that this country has become a prisoner to the old arguments of 2016, and in this home of democracy, we are incapable of honouring a democratic mandate. And so I am standing before you today to tell you, the British people, that those critics are wrong", Johnson said.

    • 18:01

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    • 17:19

      Climate Activists Briefly Block New PM Johnson's Car in London

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    • 17:09

      Boris Johnson Arrives at Buckingham Palace

    • 16:58

      Theresa May Resigns From Office

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      British Finance Minister Philip Hammond Resigns - Letter

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    • 13:27

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