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Boris Johnson Takes Another Step Closer to U.K. Leadership – The Wall Street Journal

LONDON—Boris Johnson moved within striking distance of becoming the next British prime minister after Conservative lawmakers Thursday overwhelmingly voted him through to the final round of their leadership contest, raising the prospect of a euroskeptic cheerleader taking the reins of Britain’s fraught attempt to quit the European Union.

After five rounds of voting by Conservative lawmakers, two candidates are left standing: former foreign secretary Mr. Johnson and the current foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The two men must…

Boris Johnson Takes Another Step Closer to U.K. Leadership – The Wall Street Journal

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