He beats his rival Jeremy Hunt by an almost 2 to 1 margin in his party vote in Parliament …..
The Brits’s get their own Donald Trump……
Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom’s former foreign secretary and a fierce backer of Brexit, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the Conservative Party’s leadership contest on Tuesday.
He will become prime minister on Wednesday.
Johnson, who has been one of the most vocal proponents of the country’s planned withdrawal from the European Union, received 92,153 party votes to defeat Jeremy Hunt, who received 42,656.
“I give notice that Boris Johnson is elected as the leader of the Conservative and Unionist parties,” Cheryl Gillan, a member of Parliament, announced.
President Trump quickly congratulated Johnson.
“Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom,” Trump tweeted. “He will be great!”
Trump has offered praise for Johnson in the past, saying he thought he would make an “excellent” prime minister after May’s resignation.
Following the announcement, Johnson pledged to complete Brexit.
“I say to all the doubters, dude, we are going to energize the country. We’re going to get Brexit done.”
“We are going to unite this amazing country and we are going to take it forward,” he added…..