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May quickly assembles government as new British PM

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:40

Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May vows to implement Brexit as she forms a new government, amid huge economic uncertainty and a fragmented public. Gavino Garay reports.

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Former interior minister Theresa May has become the new British prime minister. The assumption of power came during an audience with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace where she accepted the task of forming a new government. Former Prime Minister David Cameron tendering his resignation moments before... May, who despite being a former supporter of the 'remain' campaign, says the British people had spoken when they voted to leave the European Union, repeatedly saying "Brexit means Brexit." She now faces the task of uniting a divided kingdom. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY SAYING: "We will rise to the challenge. As we leave the European Union we will forge a bold new positive role for ourselves in the world, and we will make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few, but for every one of us." Among her first appointments as Prime Minster, her office announced that Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond would become Finance Minister. She also appointed former London Mayor Boris Johnson as new British foreign minister. Johnson became a leading and controversial figure in the victorious "Leave" campaign... though his relationship with the EU is expected to be limited as May plans to create a new ministerial post focused on Brexit. Theresa May also becomes Britain's second female head of government after Margaret Thatcher.

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May quickly assembles government as new British PM

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:40