Britain: Conservative contenders line up to replace Cameron

    Britain: Conservative contenders line up to replace Cameron

    June 29, London: Britain has not yet quit the European Union, but it has already left politics-as-usual far behind. Conservative Party contenders began to emerge Wednesday to replace Prime Minister David Cameron in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the bloc, while the head of the opposition Labour Party tried to cling to power in the face of a growing rebellion in party ranks.

    Cameron announced his resignation after British voters decided last week, against his advice, that the U.K. should leave the 28-nation EU. His successor will get the challenge, or the poisoned chalice, of becoming the country's next leader and negotiating Britain's exit.

    The first contender to make it official was Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb, who said he was running because "I don't see anybody who provides a compelling answer" to the question of how to heal a deeply divided nation.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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