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Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson rules out bid to be next British prime minister

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 19:07
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Former London mayor Boris Johnson, who had been considered one of the favourites to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister, said on Thursday he would not be standing.

[LONDON] Former London mayor Boris Johnson, who had been considered one of the favourites to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister, said on Thursday he would not be standing.

He said having consulted colleagues and "in view of the circumstances in parliament," he had concluded he could not be the next Conservative leader after Mr Cameron announced he would resign last week after Britons voted to leave the European Union.

REUTERS

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