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    UK Conservatives Begin Struggle to Replace May

    Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced her June 7 resignation, bringing the first chapters of an agonizing Brexit battle to a close. Her hard-nosed and perhaps disingenuous negotiating, which included threatening to leave the European Union without a deal managing trade and other relationships, is what some believe ultimately spelled her demise.

    Who’s next? Conservative Party Brexiteer Boris Johnson is the best-known among what may be a dozen candidates for May’s job, who differ mainly in support for an unpopular no-deal EU departure, with 120,000 party members voting on their new leader.

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