Fervent Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson and foreign minister Jeremy Hunt surfaced as two candidates left in the race for becoming British Prime Minister, with the vivacious Johnson odds-on favorite for winning next month.
Despite a consequence of scandals in the past and criticism about his attention to detail, Johnson has influenced the race since the UK Prime Minister declared a month ago that she would step down after failing to regain the Brexit deal through parliament.
In fifth and final polling of Conservative legislators, a dozen candidates raise their names. So many people to find a resolution to the Brexit turmoil, the biggest political crisis in a generation, which dodged the UK Prime Minister for three years and ultimately led to her downfall.
55 years old Jhonson, who served as London mayor for eight years, has cast himself as the only candidate who can deliver Brexit on 31st October while struggling with the electrical threats of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party and socialist Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.
Johnson escalated his share of the polling of Conservative legislators at each of the ballots 114 out of 313 votes in the first ballot on 13th June 126 on 18th June, 143 on Wednesday and 157 and160 on Thursday.
Interior minister Sajid Javid was hammered in the fourth round earlier. Betting market raised 92 percent probability for becoming Prime Minister for Jhonson and Jeremy Hunt just 7 percent.
Johnson said, “I look forward to getting out across the UK and to set out my plan to deliver Brexit, unite our country, and create a brighter future for all of us ”.
Once a rival of leaving the EU, Jeremy Hunt pledged to exit with an agreement, cast himself as the underdog. He said, “ in politics, surprises happen as they did today”. He also added, “ I do not doubt the responsibility on my shoulders – to show my party how we deliver Brexit and not an election, but also a turbo-charged economy and a country that walks tall in the world.”