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Former Brexit-minister Raab sets himself up as a candidate for follow-up May

The former Brexit-minister Dominic Raab (45) has Saturday night is officially a candidate to Theresa May to follow as British prime minister. They announced Friday her departure.

Raab will among others compete against the big favourite Boris Johnson (54), ex-minister of Foreign Affairs. He announced earlier his candidacy.

In addition to these two heavyweights has also a prominent member Andrea Leadsom is Saturday a candidate. Is expected to will still be certainly a dozen other candidates to report.

Dominic Raab was in 2018 for four and a half months of Brexit-a minister in the cabinet-May, delivered on 15 november his wallet out of dissatisfaction with Mays Brexit agreement with the European Union. Raab is a Brexiteer that long before the referendum called for a separation with the European Union. He has no trouble with a hard Brexit.

Mps vote until two candidates remain

The replacement of May, party leader of the Conservatives, it will automatically play the role of prime minister dealt, as May early departure. So there are no new elections held.

Since there are more than three candidates have been reported, a series of votes held among the Conservative members of parliament. After the end of each of these moods will eliminate the candidate with the lowest number of votes from the list until there are two left.

The Tories point then with one vote per post the winner.

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