Theresa May prepares to take over as Britain's Brexit PM

Britain's interior minister and new leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May arrives in Downing Street in London on July 12, 2016 before attending Prime Minister David Cameron's last cabinet meetingTheresa May will become Britain’s second ever female prime minister on Wednesday when David Cameron steps down after a seismic referendum to leave the European Union that sent shockwaves round the world and wrecked his career. Cameron is to hold his final weekly question-and-answer session in parliament before tendering his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The 59-year-old vicar’s daughter, who will be Britain’s second female premier after the steely Margaret Thatcher with whom she is often compared, must also attempt to bridge Conservative Party divisions and deal with a potential economic downturn.

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