Race for Britain's Brexit PM heats up after Boris bows out

The Conservative Party was left reeling on Friday, after the shock withdrawal of favourite Boris Johnson from the race to become prime minister in the wake of the vote to leave the EU. Home Secretary Theresa May is now leading five candidates vying to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, who announced his resignation after losing the referendum on Britain’s membership of the 28-nation alliance. May urged voters to stay in the European Union before the poll, but promised to respect their verdict if she took office.

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