Serhat TUNAR -TDO-Following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May in Britain, the first vote in the Conservative Party was completed for the determination of the new prime minister. Boris Johnson received the most support by 313 lawmakers with 114 votes, followed by Jeremy Hunt with 43 votes and Michael Gove with 37 votes. Candidates Andrea Leadsom, Esther McVey and Mark Harper, who did not reach the minimum number of 17 required to participate in the next vote, were eliminated.
Boris Johnson, who previously served as foreign minister, said he was grateful for the support given to him and shared his social media account, saying that he was very happy to win the first vote, but that he had a long way to go.
Jeremy Hunt, the second candidate with the highest number of votes after Boris Johnson, stated that after the voting completed, the future of England was exposed to great risks and said that there should be a serious leader in this process.