Boris Johnson increases lead, Raab eliminated from Tories’ leadership race

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Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain’s top political job on Tuesday, winning 126 votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.

Johnson,  goes through to a third ballot with four other candidates: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Environment Secretary Michael Gove, International Development Minister Rory Stewart, and Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Dominic Raab, former Brexit minister, was eliminated from the contest with 30 votes. 

These are the results of Tuesday’s vote.

Boris Johnson – 126 – up 12 – 40%

Jeremy Hunt – 46 – up 3 – 15%

Michael Gove – 41 – up 4 – 13%

Rory Stewart – 37 – up 18 – 12%

Sajid Javid – 33 – up 10 – 11%

Dominic Raab – 30 – up 3 – 10%

Via Reuters / Guardian 

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