Great Britain seeking for new prime-minister
Five politicians have been confirmed as candidates to succeed David Cameron as leader of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party, after Cameron failed in his campaign to continue the UK’s membership in the European Union and announced he would step down later this year.
By now the leading candidates are Home Secretary Theresa May and junior minister Andrea Leadsom. The other three candidates are justice secretary Michael Gove, Liam Fox and British Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb.
The winner of the Conservative leadership race will also become prime minister, since the party has a majority of seats in the House of Commons. The next general election is due to be held in May 2020, unless exceptional circumstances lead to an early election.