Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

By Yonhap
  • Published : Jun 13, 2019 - 21:45
  • Updated : Jun 13, 2019 - 21:46

Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10.

Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on Thursday.(AFP)

The Brexit-backing former foreign minister picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast in a secret ballot of Conservative Party lawmakers in the lower House of Commons.