Thursday, July 14 2016 12:20 EEST
Queen Elizabeth II appoints Theresa May UK’s Prime Minister
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Cameron is to give his successor the keys to 10 Downing Street and the 'nuclear briefcase' soon.

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Theresa May UK’s next Prime Minister.

She became the second female prime minister of Great Britain after Margaret Thatcher.

During the audience the queen asked May to form a new cabinet.

May is likely to call the names of her key ministers in the evening.

Earlier, the queen accepted the resignation of the previous head of the British government David Cameron.

He is expected to give his successor the keys to 10 Downing Street and the 'nuclear briefcase' soon.

May became the 13th Prime Minister, appointed by Queen Elizabeth II during her reign since 1952.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Great Britain Theresa May was the only candidate for the post of the Conservative Party’s leader and the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after her main rival Minister of State for Energy Andrea Leadsom had announced the withdrawal of her candidacy.

May won the first round of voting for a new leader of the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister.

The new Conservative leader and the head of the British government should be elected at the general congress of conservatives in September 2016.

After the majority of residents had voted in favor of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, David Cameron said that he is to resign.

As reported earlier by, Watch: David Cameron sings to himself.

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