June 13, 2019 / 12:26 PM / a month ago

Boris Johnson "delighted" to win first round of race for British PM

PM hopeful Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Britain, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Thursday he was delighted to win the first ballot but that there was a long way to go.

“Thank you to my friends and colleagues in the Conservative & Unionist Party for your support,” he said on Twitter. “I am delighted to win the first ballot, but we have a long way to go.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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