Boris Johnson has been elected to lead the UK’s Conservative Party, meaning he will succeed Theresa May as the country’s new prime minister.
The 55-year-old former mayor of London won the leadership race on Tuesday after securing 92,153 votes compared to 46,656 votes for his opponent, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Speaking shortly after the announcement on Tuesday, Johnson vowed to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October. Boris will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.
“To all the doubters, I say — dude, we’re going to energise this country,” he added.
“We’re going to get Brexit done on October 31. We’re going to take advantage of all the new opportunities in the spirit of can-do.”