Theresa May set to become Britain’s next prime minister

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Theresa May is the only candidate left to become Britain’s next prime minister, after the other contender, Andrea Leadsom, left the race on Monday. It was not clear whether Monday’s development would automatically become the next prime minister.

“I have concluded … that the interests of our country are best served by the immediate appointment,” of a prime minister, Leadsom said on Monday. “I am therefore withdrawing from the leadership election,” she added.

The ruling Conservative Party eliminated three of the five candidates in two rounds of votes by party members in Parliament. The wider party of around 150,000 people was set to decide between May and Leadsom.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation following the June 23 European Union referendum, after failing to convince British voters to remain in the union.