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Britain expects to have its first female prime minister since Margaret Thatcher

Britain expects to have its first female prime minister since Margaret Thatcher

Britain is on track to have its first woman prime minister since Margaret Thatcher, after the governing party Thursday selected Home Secretary Theresa May and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom as finalists for a runoff ending in September. 

The winner of the contest will replace Prime Minister David Cameron, who announced his decision to step down after Britain last month voted in favor of withdrawing from the European Union. 

In a ballot of Conservative Party lawmakers, May received 199 votes and Leadsom received 84 votes. Justice Secretary Michael Gove, one of the key campaigners for the “Leave” campaign before the EU...

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